PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Deputies are looking for the driver who hit a bicyclist and gave him the finger near Forest Grove on Saturday afternoon.
David Embree said he’s lucky and it could have been much worse. He thinks he was hit by the side mirror of a Mercedes convertible.
“It was nice and warm, beautiful day,” Embree said. “I ended up on a really nice road that I thought I’d been on once before.”
He stopped to check his map at the intersection of NW Hillside Road and NW Clapshaw Road.
“I heard a car coming over the ridge and sort of looked back, noticed it, gave him a wave,” he said.
Then, it hit him.
“I just felt this slam into my backside,” Embree said. “I was just really shocked, yeah.”
He was knocked to the ground, tearing his clothes and injuring his leg.
When the suspect drove off, he flipped Embree off.
Witnesses said the man had been driving recklessly by swerving into oncoming lanes and allegedly almost ran a motorcycle off the road nearby.
The suspect is a white man in his 60s with a baseball cap and a “Tom Selleck mustache.” He was driving a newer, champagne-colored Mercedes convertible. Embree thinks he heard the mirror crack when it hit him.
All things considered, Embree calls his brush with that guy a lucky one.
“I can still walk, I’m not in a wheelchair, I’m not in the hospital,” he said. “I got to see the Blazers beat the Nuggets. Things are pretty good.”