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Update #3: Baker City PD Completes Investigation Into Sept. 27 Injury Crash Involving Bicyclist and OSP Vehicle
10/03/2011
Chief Wyn Lohner
Baker City Police Department
(541) 524-2014 ext. 21

The Baker City Police Department (BCPD) has completed the investigation into the September 27, 2011 injury traffic crash involving a 17-year bicyclist and an unmarked Oregon State Police (OSP) detective's vehicle at a Baker City residential intersection.
 
According to BCPD Chief Wyn Lohner, a bicycle ridden by Tyler Arthur was northbound on 7th Street when it was involved in a collision with an unmarked Oregon State Police (OSP) vehicle driven by Detective David Aydelotte. The investigation and supporting evidence indicates Arthur, who was not wearing a helmet, entered the Campbell Street intersection without stopping at a stop sign when he was struck by the OSP vehicle that was traveling westbound on Campbell Street. 7th Street is controlled by stop signs at that intersection and Campbell Street is not. Arthur was listening to an MP3 player with the aid of earbud headphones at the time he was struck by the vehicle.
 
Based on evidence it does not appear that the speed of the OSP vehicle was excessive, or a factor in this collision.
 
Arthur was transported by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Baker City and later flown to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. He was released from the hospital September 29th and reportedly has returned to school this week.
 
No citations will be issued to Tyler Arthur.
 
OSP assisted Baker City Police Department with this investigation.