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Boise Woman Injured in Bicycle Crash During Cycle Oregon South of Grants Pass

The rider was was wearing all required protective equipment including a helmet.

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One bicyclist involved in the Cycle Oregon was seriously injured in a crash near Grants Pass, Oregon.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - An Idaho woman participating in Cycle Oregon was seriously injured Wednesday morning when she crashed on her bicycle on Highway 199 south of Grants Pass. The woman is reported in stable condition at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford. Police say a preliminary information indicates on September 16, 2009 at approximately 8:30 a.m. 48-year old Catheryn Alexander of Boise, Idaho was riding northbound with a group of cyclists along Highway 199 near milepost 11.

The group ahead of her began to slow down and her bike's front tire hit the back tire of another bicycle. Alexander lost control and fell into the northbound lane. Catheryn Alexander was wearing all required protective equipment including a helmet. She was transported from the area by Mercy Flights to Rogue Valley Medical Center.

Oregon State Police troopers arrived on scene about five minutes after the bicycle crash. The northbound lane was briefly closed while the cyclist was treated at the scene before transport.

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