Crosswalk Safety Every Pedestrian and Driver Should Know

Crosswalk Safety Every Pedestrian and Driver Should Know

  Some people get confused when a well-marked crosswalk (sometimes called “zebra-stripped”) also has a traffic signal because they think that cars must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk.  However, when there is a cross walk AND a signal, a pedestrian must obey the signal.  If not, he/she commits the offense of failure to yield […]

UPDATE: Second Pedestrian Dies after Southeast Portland Accident

Almost three months after the accident on Foster Road in which two women, Jessica Finlay, 28, and Lindsay Leonard, 23, were hit by a car while crossing the street, Jessica Finlay has died. She had been in a coma since the accident on November 1, 2009. Lindsay Leonard died in the crash.

Two Children Hit by Car in Forest Grove Crosswalk Accident

Date: December 21, 2009 Location: SW 178th Avenue & Tualatin Valley Highway, Forest Grove, Oregon Names: Cecilio Venegas Three children, ages 10, 13, and 14, were injured after being struck by a car while crossing the street December 21, 2009, according to reports by Salem-News.com and KTVB.com. The accident occurred around 4:50 PM, during dark, […]

10-Year-Old Boy Hit by Truck in Oregon Pedestrian Accident

Date: December 15, 2009 Location: SW Baker Street & SW Keck Drive, McMinnville, Oregon Names: Austin Delmar Griffiths, Beverly Lynn Smith In a press release, McMinnville Police are reminding drivers and pedestrians to be especially careful during bad weather, after a 10-year-old pedestrian was hit by a truck December 15, 2009, around 5:35 PM at […]

Man in Wheelchair Killed Crossing Street in Hermiston

Date: December 14, 2009 Location: SW 11th Street & W Orchard Avenue, Hermiston, Oregon Names: Alfred Earl Davis, James Thomas Obrien Alfred Earl Davis, 66, of Hermiston, Oregon, was the man struck and killed December 14, 2009, while crossing the street in his motorized wheelchair. He died after he was hit by a truck driven […]