Sheriff: Man hit by car driven by grandma

MYRTLE POINT, Ore. -- A Myrtle Point man was injured after being hit by a car Sunday afternoon.

The driver was his grandma.

The Sheriff's office says that just after 2:30 pm, authorities were called to the scene on Pleasant Valley Lane, just west of Myrtle Point.

When officials arrived, they found Bobby Gene Cruse, 19, about 25 feet off the roadway and down an embankment.

Authorities say Cruse had been walking in the roadway near the family home when his grandmother, Patricia L. Cruse, 60, drove over a rise in the roadway and swerved to try and miss him.

Officials say her vehicle left the roadway and into a ditch. When the vehicle returned to the road, it struck Bobby Cruse.

Bobby Cruse was transported to Bay Area Hospital by ambulance with a broken leg and abrasions, the Sheriff's office said.

Patricia Cruse was not injured and the Sheriff's office says the investigation is ongoing.