March 15, 2013 07:55This morning, Friday March 15, 2013, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast 120th Avenue and Foster Road.
Officers, along with Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and located the adult female pedestrian who was suffering from traumatic but not life-threatening injuries. She was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with Traffic Division officers who responded to investigate the crash.
According to the driver and witness statements, officers were able to determine that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Foster Road when the pedestrian suddenly attempted to run across the road to try to get to an eastbound TriMet bus on the other side of Foster.
The pedestrian did use a marked crosswalk but did not make sure traffic was stopped before running into the road.
Neither the driver or pedestrian received any citations and police assisted with insurance exchange. The vehicle was towed from the scene by the owner's request.
Traffic was briefly delayed during this investigation.
The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind pedestrians that they need to make sure traffic is stopped before entering the roadway, even in a crosswalk. The Police Bureau regularly works the Portland Bureau of Transportation to conduct pedestrian traffic safety missions to help educate all road users to safely share the road.
Sgt. Pete Simpson