- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 22-year-old Portland man is in serious condition and is expected to survive a collision with a pickup truck that severed his leg in Southeast Portland.

On Sunday morning Alistair Stephen Corkett was riding his bike heading south when 42-year-old Barry Scott Allen, driver of the vehicle, was heading north and made a left turn in front of Corkett and a friend riding with him, reports The Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1cJ2UnX). Only Corkett was struck.

Allen was detained and released. Police say alcohol and drugs did not appear to be a factor in the incident, but the investigation is ongoing. Once it is complete, it will be turned over to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office for review.

“I just had the worst Mother’s Day ever,” said Julia Corkett, who said her son is in a lot of pain and is scheduled for more surgery this week.

Corkett is a graduate of Franklin High School and works at The Bike Gallery. His manager at the bike shop, Brandon Bruins, says Corkett was in good spirits after surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. Bruins described Corkett as “very friendly, extremely funny.”



“We are all extremely shocked and hoping for the best,” Bruins said. The other cyclist who was riding with Corkett was not injured but does not want to speak publicly at this time, he said.

The intersection of Southeast 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard was closed for about four hours on Sunday after the incident. The intersection is known to be busy with Cleveland High School located on one corner, a public park on another, and restaurants, businesses and houses nearby.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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