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Bicyclist, car collide

A bicyclist was injured Wednesday morning when she collided with a car at the intersection of South Baker Street and Linfield Avenue, McMinnville police said.

Capt. Matt Scales gave this account:

Gregory John Mitchell, 39, of 2000 N.W. Yohn Ranch Drive, McMinnville, was westbound on Linfield Avenue in a 1998 Honda Civic. After stopping, he turned right onto Baker to head north.

The bicyclist, Elaine Marie Bowman, 50, of McMinnville, was southbound on the northbound side of Baker. When Mitchell turned, her bike and the car collided.

Bowman, riding without a helmet, was transported by McMinnville Fire Department ambulance to the Willamette Valley Medical Center with minor injuries. She was cited by police for improper lane use.

“Bicyclists and motorist need to share the road and obey the rules of the road,” Scales said. “We’re going to be getting into the rainy season soon, and it’s getting darker earlier. Hopefully, these bicyclist and pedestrian crashes can be avoided by obeying the rules of the road.”



Bicyclist, car collide

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