Incident: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident
Location: Main St/ 62nd Place
Case Number: 19-1869
Date/Time: 03-07-19/ 1726 hrs
More Information: Sgt. Mike Massey
Completed By: Sgt. Jeff Murkin
NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:
On 03-07-19 at 1726 hrs. the Springfield Police and Eugene/ Springfield Fire Departments were dispatched to a vehicle vs pedestrian accident at Main Street and 62nd Place. Numerous callers reported a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle. The victim was a 14 year old female who was hit by a 2003 Ford Explorer. The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to Riverbend Hospital.
The investigation revealed the pedestrian attempted to cross from the north side of Main Street to the south side. There is no marked pedestrian crosswalk at the location, and no traffic control signals for Main Street traffic. The pedestrian tried to run across the traffic lanes. The driver of the vehicle attempted to brake and swerve to avoid the pedestrian but was unable to avoid doing so. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative. There were no indications the driver was impaired.
The pedestrian was determined not to have life threatening injuries. The investigation is being conducted by the Springfield Police Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 541-726-3714.