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Ride ODOT to Barbur to OHSU tomorrow

Tell ODOT not to leave us for dead on Barbur Blvd. Enough is enough.

Friends of Barbur, a grassroots group working to make SW Barbur Blvd a safer place to drive, bike, and live, is doing what it can to support Henry Schmidt, the 20-year-old Lewis and Clark College student was hit and left for dead while walking his bike on Barbur early Friday morning.
 link to bikeportland.org

Friends of Barbur has also announced a bike ride to visit Henry Schmidt in the hospital. He was left for dead Friday after being hit by car on Barbur Blvd.

The ride will meet tomorrow (Wednesday, 8/21) in front of the Oregon Department of Transportation Region 1 headquarters (123 NW Flanders) at 6:00 pm, and will ride on Barbur to OHSU. Friends of Barbur volunteer Kiel Johnson is leading the ride. You can follow him via Twitter @go_by_bike for the location of the ride and/or to join the group en route to the hospital.

homepage: homepage: http://bikeportland.org/2013/08/20/friends-of-barbur-plans-ride-launches-beer-donation-drive-for-hit-and-run-victim-92588

crime stopper offers reward 21.Aug.2013 12:06

sad 2 say

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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who severely injured a bicyclist in Southwest Portland.

On Friday August 16, 2013, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest Barbur Boulevard, just North of the Capitol Highway ramp on the report of a bicyclist that had been hit by a vehicle which left the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the victim, 20-year-old Henry Schmidt, who was suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries. Schmidt did not know what happened and was unable to provide officers with any vehicle information.

Officers located and recovered evidence at the scene from an unknown year, make or model Subaru. Additional evidence was collected a few days later that, upon further investigation, appears to belong to a black 2011 to 2012 Subaru Legacy 25i sedan, which investigators believe was involved in the hit and run.

Based on the investigation, officers believe that the suspect vehicle will have damage to the right-front headlight assembly, bumper, and missing the passenger-side mirror. The vehicle may also have windshield damage on the passenger side.

At this point in the investigation, there is no video of the crash nor have any eyewitnesses come forward with information.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at  http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.