September 26, 2013 16:05
Traffic Division officers are continuing to investigate this morning's incident where a pedestrian was struck by a car in Southwest Portland.
Investigators learned that the 27-year-old female pedestrian was crossing Southwest Barbur Boulevard from South to North, at 26th Avenue. There is not a crosswalk at this location. Both lanes of eastbound traffic stopped and allowed her to cross into the center median but then she stepped into the westbound lane of traffic and was struck by a Honda Accord driven by a 34-year-old woman.
The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators. The pedestrian was transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries and she remains in critical condition.
The driver was not impaired by drugs or alcohol and speed was not a factor in the crash.
No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation.
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This morning, Thursday September 26, 2013, at 8:14 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 9600 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard on the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult female pedestrian suffering from traumatic injuries. She has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. Her condition is not known at this time.
Traffic investigators are at the scene conducting an investigation. The driver who struck the woman has remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Barbur Boulevard has one lane open in each direction. All lanes should be reopened shortly.
Updates will be provided when they become available.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204