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Reward offered for hit-and-run driver who critically injured cyclist

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A $1,000 reward is being offered to track down a hit-and-run driver who left a cyclist lying in the road in north Portland.

Mike Cooley, 59, was hit by a truck at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on North Interstate Avenue near Greeley Avenue.

Cooley's wife said her husband is a Postal Service worker who was riding home after his swing shift. She said he may have brain damage and might not be able to walk again.

Lori Cooley said two drivers who witnessed the crash stopped to help by calling 911 and giving her husband CPR until paramedics arrived.

A witness described seeing a white Ford pickup driving erratically before the crash. Investigators believe the suspect's truck is a Ford F-350 crew cab pickup, between the model years 1993 and 1997.

The truck is believed to have chrome step-up bars, at least on the driver's side, and damage to the right front headlight area.

Police released photos of a similar model truck.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward in this case. If you have any information, call 503-823-HELP (4357) or go to www.crimestoppersoforegon.com.

Mike Cooley remains in critical condition at the hospital.

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