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Three pedestrians struck while crossing Pacific Highway

UPDATE: Police say driver was not cited as he had a green light, didn't see pedestrians

TIGARD - Three people were struck by a truck Thursday after they attempted to cross Pacific Highway against a green light.

According to Tigard Police, an 83-year-old man was driving a Mazda pickup truck on Pacific Highway at Southwest McDonald Street at about 10:45 p.m., when he struck three pedestrians crossing the road.

Two men and a woman received unspecified injuries and were transpoterted to Oregon Heath and Science University, said Tigard police spokesman Jim Wolf. The three were reportedly responsive to medical personnel.

Wolf identified the pedestrians as 29-year-old Jeffery Morford of Hillsboro, 26-year-old Amy Perez of Tigard and 24-year-old Christopher Ranney of Tigard. All three remained hospitalized at OHSU on Friday.

The trio were crossing Pacific Highway in a crosswalk, Wolf said, but the driver had the green light. The driver told police he did not see the three people, Wolf said.

Police are continuing their investigation. The driver has been cooperative with police and there is no indication the driver was impaired, Wolf said.

"The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrians was not cited," Wolf said Friday. "Witness statements concur that the pedestrians did not obey the traffic control devices in place when crossing."




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