On Friday at about 1:38 PM, Lincoln City Police responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the 800 block of Hwy 101, just south of Burger King. Rescue personnel from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance Company were also dispatched to the scene.
When officers arrived they located a white Ford Econoline van, stopped in the inside southbound lane of Hwy 101, in the crosswalk area. The driver of the van was indentified as 59 year-old Robert Cline of Reedsport Oregon. Laying on the pavement near the front of the van was an elderly adult male who was being attended to by several good samaritans.
The elderly male, who was later identified as, 76 year-old Jack Selich of South Beach Oregon, had visible injuries and swelling to his face. Personnel from Pacific West Ambulance and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue arrived on scene, and immediately began providing emergency medical treatment to Mr. Selich before transporting him to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for further medical treatment. Mr. Selich’s condition and the extent of his injuries are undetermined at this time.
Based on the preliminary crash scene investigation, it appears the white Ford van pulled out of the Burger King driveway turning southbound onto Hwy 101. At the same time the elderly male pedestrian began crossing Hwy 101 in a designated crosswalk heading from the east side of the highway to the west side of the highway. The van struck the pedestrian as he crossed the highway. The driver of the van was not injuried. He remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
There are no indications that alcohol or speed were involved in the crash. The investigation remains open and no citations have been issued.