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Driver cited in Newport Avenue pedestrian crash

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Newport Avenue in NW Bend was closed for a time due to a vehicle-pedestrian crash Sunday evening.

Victim was talking with police before going to hospital

(Update: Police provide details; driver cited)

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A Bend man was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk at a northwest Bend intersection Sunday evening and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the driver was cited for failing to stop for him, police said.

Bend police responded around 5:10 p.m. to the citizen reports to Deschutes County 911 of a crash at the intersection of Newport Avenue and 11th Street, Sgt. R.C. Bigelow said.

Officers responded to found the 68-year-old man was being attended to by citizens that included a medical professional, Bigelow said. Officers and citizens worked together to stabilize the man's condition until Bend Fire & Rescue arrived and took him to St. Charles Bend.

The 69-year-old woman driving the vehicle involved in the crash stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Bigelow said they determined the man was crossing Newport Avenue in the crosswalk when he was struck by the vehicle, which was heading west.

The driver was issued a citation for failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian, Bigelow said.

The crash closed Newport Avenue for about an hour.

Bigelow said Bend police want to thank the citizens who provided care to the injured pedestrian and provided statements to investigating officers.

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Barney Lerten

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1 Comment

  1. Some of those crosswalks around there are really dark and backlit by businesses and streetlights. It would be a lot safer with blinking crosswalks, for sure. I always drive 25 through there, but have still had people sneak into the road on me in the dark.

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