Date: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Case # 12-03-01725
Date & Time of Incident: March 08, 2012 @ 4:21 PM
Type of Incident: Motor Vehicle vs. Bicycle Injury Crash
Location of Incident: SE Centennial & Woodland
Hudson, Mary Ellen; 21 year old Bend Resident; Veh: 1992 Jeep Wrangler
Walker, Brad Allen; 50 year old Transient; Veh: Trek Mountain Bike/No Helmet
On Thursday, March 8, 2012 around 1621 hours Officers from the Bend Police Department responded to a reported bicycle vs. motor vehicle crash with injuries. The investigation revealed Walker was riding a mountain bike northbound on Centennial toward Woodland. Hudson, who was driving a Jeep Wrangler was southbound on Centennial from Woodland. Walker was riding his bicycle in the middle of the roadway, so Hudson moved to the far right of her lane. Walker then swerved toward Hudson’s vehicle, which caused Hudson to try and swerve to her left. Walker then swerved to his right and rode his bicycle into the path of Hudson’s vehicle. Walker crashed into Hudson’s vehicle causing severe injury to Walker’s left leg and an injury to his forehead. Walker was transported to St. Charles Medical Center by Bend Fire with the above listed non-life threatening injuries. It was determined that Walker was intoxicated and alcohol was a factor in this crash.
This investigation is ongoing, however it has been determined Hudson was not at fault. Charges against Walker will be determined at the conclusion of the investigation.
Charges pending further investigation.