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Newswire: Man killed while walking across SE Foster - Updated

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 23rd, 2010 at 9:05 pm

UPDATE 1/24 at 9:00pm: The man was originally thought to have died at the scene but he was later revived at OHSU:

This just in from the PPB:

PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED BY VEHICLE

Posted: January 23rd, 2010 8:53 PM

Tonight at 7:20 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to the area of 122nd and Foster on a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. When the officers arrived, they found a deceased a 44-year-old man at the scene. The driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

The Major Crash Team responded and are investigating this incident. Investigators have determined that the pedestrian was crossing south to north and the driver was traveling westbound on 122nd when the accident occurred. Witnesses reported that the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk and walked in front of one car before walking in front of the vehicle that hit him. Investigators do not believe speed or alcohol was a factor in this incident and the driver is not being cited.

The name of the deceased man is not being released at this time.

Contact Info: PIO Contact Name: Detective Mary Wheat
Email Address: mwheat@portlandpolice.org

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  • MeghanH January 24, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    On Portland Police's media site, the headline still says "pedestrian hit and killed..." but this update was added to the story:
    "The man hit by the vehicle last night at 122nd and Foster was originally reported as a fatal pedestrian accident but the man was revived and is currently at OHSU hospital in critical condition. The name of the man is not being released until police can positively identify him."

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