Bicycle rider involved in collision with WES commuter train in Tualatin

Bicycle rider involved in collision with WES commuter train in Tualatin

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View of path where the collision occurred. View is standing on SW Boones Ferry Road south of Tualatin-Sherwood Road.
(Google map)

A man riding a bicycle was involved in a collision with a TriMet WES Commuter Rail train south of Tualatin this evening. It happened just before 5:30 pm.

TriMet hasn’t released any official details other than to warn WES riders of a service delay.

KGW TV has just reported the name of the man who was hit as 48-year-old Timothy Nester. He’s currently at OHSU and it’s not known how severe his injuries are.

Here’s more from KGW:

“… it appears Nester attempted to cross a pedestrian crossing south of the intersection of Southwest Boones Ferry Road and Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Pickering said.

A 911 caller reported the train operator sounded the horn before the collision. Flashing lights were also working properly, Pickering said.”





Here’s a look at that location from above…

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We heard from a man who was a passenger on the train. He said Nester’s bicycle was removed from the front of the train at around 6:45 pm. “Train crew seemed very subdued. Seems like the worst.” he wrote.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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