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Cyclist slightly injured, ferret unscathed in bike-car collision in Newport

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(Photos by Justin Werner)

A bicycle crashed into a car pulling onto Highway 101 in Newport around noon today, ejecting a ferret from a pet carrier and sending the domesticated weasel under the car.

The cyclist, who was traveling northbound on the east side of Highway 101, could be seen reaching under the Volkswagen Tiguan to retrieve the ferret.

The driver of the Volkswagen called Newport Police and handed the cyclist the door to the pet carrier.

The bicyclist appeared to sustain injuries to his right leg as he was observed limping.

The driver of the Volkswagen — or ferret — did not appear to be injured.

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Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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