On November 17, 2021, at approximately 8:33 A.M., Newport Police and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Hwy 101 near MP 137 in Newport. Preliminary investigation revealed two pedestrians (an adult male and juvenile male) were waiting at the bus stop at the location, and were struck by a southbound Lincoln County Transit Bus. Both pedestrians were transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, and then transferred to a Portland area hospital via Life Flight.
The identity of the pedestrians and driver is not being released at this time. Traffic on Hwy 101 was slowed for one hour, but remained open. NPD was assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Newport Fire, and Pacific West Ambulance.
This is an ongoing investigation.