ELKTON, Ore. (KMTR) -- Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's collision that seriously injured a 23-year old man riding a bicycle after he was struck by a vehicle along Highway 138W just east of Elkton.
According to Lieutenant Doug Ladd, on September 17, at approximately 9:45 AM, Dio Lee Paddock, 23, from Elkton was riding a small BMX style bicycle eastbound along Highway 138W near Milepost 1 when he was struck from behind by the right front corner of a Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle driven John R. Wicks, 64, from Florence.
Sun and shade may have been a factor affecting the driver's visibility of the bicyclist in an area where the roadway has narrow shoulders.
Paddock was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.