Woman hit by car after dodging MAX
- Mara Stine
- Gresham Outlook - News
After narrowly dodging a MAX train, a Gresham woman ended up getting hit by a car on Saturday, Dec. 9.
Christine Hunt, 25, of Gresham was on the north side of East Burnside Street at 193rd Avenue at 9:35 p.m. when she ran across the road, said Sgt. Teddi Anderson, Gresham police spokeswoman.
She and the man in front of her managed to safely cross the westbound lanes but were almost hit by an eastbound MAX train. The driver blew his horn and both pedestrians cleared the tracks in time, according to a fire report.
However, a 2001 Toyota Corolla heading east on Burnside at about 30 mph was unable to stop in time and hit the woman as she tried to cross the eastbound lanes, Anderson said.
Paramedics took the woman, who complained of leg, pelvis and chest pain, to Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center. She has since been discharged.
Hunt was not crossing in a marked crosswalk, Anderson said. In addition, crossing the light rail tracks in area's that are not designated as crossing zone is against the law.
Neither Hunt, nor the car's driver - Brian Copley, 20, of Gresham - was cited.