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Cyclist who collided with truck in NW Portland becomes city’s first 2018 bike fatality

In this file photo, a bicyclist travels along the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland.(

A cyclist hospitalized after he collided with a pickup truck in Northwest Portland died from his injuries, his family told The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Daniel W. Feldt, 50, was riding his bicycle out of a parking lot and onto the 2700 block of Northwest Nicolai Street when the crash occurred Tuesday morning, police said.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, said Sgt. Chris Burley, a Portland police spokesman.

Feldt is the first bicyclist killed on a city street this year, records show.

"He was really into classic muscle cars, tinkering on engines and absolutely loved fishing, especially steelhead," said his son, Daniel E. Feldt, in an interview Thursday. "He was a great guy. He loved his kids."

Seventeen people have died in traffic crashes this year in Portland, according to police. Nine of them were pedestrians, four were on motorcycles and three were in other motorized vehicles.

— Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
skavanaugh@oregonian.com
503-294-7632 II @shanedkavanaugh

In this Oregonian/OregonLive file photo, a server brings oyster shooters, soup, and a blackened chicken po’ boy to patrons at Le Bistro Montage in Southeast Portland.

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