Vehicle vs. pedestrian crash in North Bend hospitalizes man with serious injuries


    NORTH BEND, Ore. -- The North Bend Police Department says they responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash Monday afternoon, the second in a week's time.

    Just after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 17, North Bend police responded to the incident at the intersection of Sherman Ave/Hwy 101 and Florida Street.

    "The weather was heavy rain and the traffic was heavy," North Bend Police Department said in a news release. "The investigation revealed that as the light turned green for Florida St. traffic, a driver turning left from eastbound Florida St. onto northbound Sherman Ave/US-101 struck a pedestrian crossing Sherman Avenue in the north crosswalk."

    The pedestrian was crossing westbound and had a walk signal, the department said.

    The pedestrian, a 70-year-old North Bend man, was transported to Bay Area Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries, the report said.

    The driver of the vehicle, a 60-year-old North Bend man, was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk, police said.

    "Drivers and pedestrians alike are reminded that these are the worst times of year for visibility," NBPD said. "Early darkness and rainy conditions are cause for heightened alertness and more cautious driving. Pedestrians should wear bright and reflective clothing and exercise extra care in crossing streets during reduced visibility."

    This follows a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Tuesday, December 11 that sent a juvenile to the hospital.

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