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Man in critical condition after Tualatin car crash

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tualatin Police and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a car crash on Southwest Boones Ferry Road, Wednesday night, after a man was struck while crossing the street.Tualatin Police are investigating after a crash on Boones Ferry Road sent one man to the hospital with critical injuries.

Tualatin Police were called to Southwest Boones Ferry Road near Siletz Drive at about 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, after getting a report of a man struck by a car, said Tualatin Police spokeswoman Jennifer Massey.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, but Massey said that the man was an 18-year-old man who was attempting to cross Boones Ferry Road. The man was in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a car traveling southbound on Boones Ferry Road.

The victim suffered serious injuries in the crash. He is currently in critical condition at Oregon Health & Science University hospital.

The driver the car, 55-year-old Joseph Burnham, of Tualatin, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, but Massey said that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing, and Massey said that the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team is assisting with the case.

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