Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Polk County District Attorney’s Office, is continuing the investigation into a serious injury pedestrian collision that occurred early Friday morning along Highway 18 about four miles west of Grand Ronde in Polk County.
At approximately 5:05 a.m., a report was received that an adult male was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle along Highway 18 near milepost 18. Polk County Sheriff’s Office and West Valley Fire District personnel confirmed the report. The man was transported by ground ambulance to Salem Hospital where he is in critical condition. The involved vehicle and adult female driver remained at the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates the male victim was traveling in a car with the female occupant when they stopped on the shoulder of the highway. The male got out and moments later the vehicle struck him with the female at the wheel.
No names or other information is being released at this time.
OSP troopers and detectives are working with Polk County District Attorney’s Office at the scene continuing the investigation.
ODOT is on scene assisting with traffic control as one westbound lane is closed until the scene investigation is completed. Traffic updates available at TripCheck.com.