Portland bicyclist describes hit-and-run


by KGW staff


Posted on October 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 9:38 AM

PORTLAND – A bicyclist recounted the details of a hit-and-run crash to KGW where he was struck in the street and left to die.

Late Wednesday night, a car bore down on Brian Lyons who was riding his bike near the intersection of Northeast Weidler Street and Northeast 104th Avenue.

“I guess I went over the car, flipped over the car, because they hit me straight on their front hood was right on my side,” Lyons said. “I don’t remember the flying or anything. I just remember trying to get off the ground afterward.”

Luckily, Lyons didn’t break anything. He did suffer severe bruising to his shoulder, ear, head and knees. To him this was a small price to pay considering the circumstances.

“I could have died, you know, and those people just left. I just can't believe that,” he said.

Lyons still has his sense of humor and won’t let the accident keep him off his bike.

“There’s nothing that will stop me from riding. That’s what I do,” he said.

Investigators are looking for a 2004 or 2005 silver Subaru or Honda.

They say it’s a four-door hatchback and may have a spoiler. Authorities ask anyone with information to call police.

KGW reporter Mike Benner contributed to this report.