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Pedestrian struck on Southwest Barbur Boulevard

MULTNOMAH — On Sept. 26, at 8:14 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 9600 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located an adult female pedestrian suffering from traumatic, life-threatening injuries.

She was transported to a Portland hospital and remains in critical condition.

Sergeant Peter Simpson, public information officer for the Portland Police Bureau, declined to identify the hospital where the pedestrian was being treated.

Traffic investigators at the scene learned that the 27-year-old pedestrian had been crossing Southwest Barbur Boulevard, from south to north, at Southwest 26th Avenue — a location that does not have a crosswalk. Both lanes of eastbound traffic had stopped and allowed her to cross into the center median but then she stepped into the westbound lane of traffic and was struck by a Honda Accord.

The driver, a 34-year-old woman, remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators.

She had not been impaired by drugs or alcohol and speed was not a factor in the crash.

No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation.