11:43pm- Report of a skateboarder/pedestrian being hit by a vehicle in the 1500 block of north Highway 101. Watch out for emergency vehicles enroute to the scene.
Here’s the news release from Lincoln City Police
On Tuesday at about 11:40pm, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing Hwy 101 at North 15th Street in Lincoln City.
Christopher Wright Jr. age 23, of Lincoln City, was crossing Hwy 101 in the crosswalk from east to west at N. 15th Street. This crosswalk is not controlled by a traffic light system. Wright was struck by a 1992 Ford SUV, which was north bound in the outside lane. The SUV was being driven by Clarence Brown Sr. age 82, from Portland. Wright sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, in Lincoln City for treatment.
Southbound traffic and traffic in the north bound inside lane had legally stopped to allow Wright to cross in the crosswalk. He had just started across the outside north bound lane when he was struck. Brown was cited for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk. North bound traffic at the scene was reduced to one lane for about 50 minutes during the investigation.
This is the second time this month a pedestrian has been struck in a crosswalk by a vehicle in Lincoln City. On April 3rd a female pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle making a left turn at the 800 block of Hwy 101.
Motorists are reminded to be watchful for pedestrians crossing our highways and streets. Vehicles are required to yield to pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crosswalks. Traffic stopping at crosswalks may prevent other motorists from seeing pedestrians. Extreme caution must be exercised by slowing or stopping until you are sure the crosswalk is clear, especially when turning.
Pedestrians are reminded to use extreme caution while crossing streets, even in marked crosswalks. Obey traffic signals and never assume that motorists have seen you. Do not proceed until you are certain traffic has stopped.
Any questions regarding this crash or about crosswalk safety may be directed to the Lincoln City Police Department.