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Woman in wheelchair dies after being hit on Division

Driver faces no charges after Wednesday accident in Gresham

A 58-year-old Gresham woman who was struck at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, as she crossed Northeast Division Street in her wheelchair has died.

The woman was breathing but unconscious when police arrived. She was taken to Oregon Health and Science University, where she died, said Sgt. Claudio Grandjean, Gresham police spokesman.

The accident happened at Linden Avenue, which is an unmarked crosswalk on Division Street. The woman, who was crossing from south to north, was nearly struck by an eastbound vehicle, but it swerved to avoid her. A car driven in the westbound lane by a 25-year-old woman then hit the victim. The driver stayed at the scene and alcohol, drugs and speed were not factors in the accident.

Grandjean said no charges have been filed because the driver was not at fault.

The victim's name has not been released.




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