Sunday night, November 29th, Erik Craven was riding his bicycle home and was struck by a car near SE 59th & Powell, Portland, Oregon.
The driver did not stop.
Erik was able to call 911 and was brought to Oregon Health & Sciences University by ambulance.
His memory of the event is poor.
There were no witnesses.
He is stable, but not looking good. His parents have been with him during his hospital stay.
He basically broke his face.
Broken nose, multiple facial fractures, and lot's of stitches.
Raccoon eyes and lots of swelling.
He may be going into reconstructive surgery Thursday, December 3rd.
If it goes well, he may be heading home the next day Friday, December 4th.
Erik does not carry any health insurance.
• Ambulance ride
• Admitted through the Emergency Department
• 6 days of inpatient stay at OHSU
• Reconstructive surgery
His bill may be upwards of 6 figures.
Call For Assistance
Ways we are looking for help:
• This GoFundMe campaign
• Meal assistance when Erik returns home
• Benefit event?
Erik is a dear friend who's humor and mischief has brightened many lives and contributed to sore belly laugh muscles on many occasions.
Let's do this.
Additional ideas are welcome.
Do you know anyone in the PDX bicycle community? Perhaps someone that works politically in bicycle rider advocacy? Help us get in touch.
Do you know anyone in local media? Blogs? Platforms of any type?
We need to get word out that this awful event occurred, and there is someone out there who needs to be held accountable.