A 93-year-old Portland woman is in serious condition after being struck by a car Wednesday night while walking across Southwest Canyon Road.

Just after 6 p.m., officers from the Beaverton Police Department responded to a report of a crash, where a vehicle struck a pedestrian along Canyon Road at Southwest 103rd Avenue.

An investigation into the crash revealed Amanda Welch, a 25-year-old Forest Grove resident, was driving her gray 2004 Hyundai sedan along Canyon at "a prudent speed," said Officer Pam Yazzolino, Beaverton police spokeswoman.

Welch reportedly told officers she did not see 93-year-old Molly Bodner crossing the street as her car approached Southwest 103rd Avenue.

"It was dark outside, and the road is not lit in that particular area," Yazzolino said. "Ms. Bodner had also been wearing dark clothing."

After hitting the pedestrian, Welch, who was uninjured, remained on scene and worked with investigators. Meanwhile, Bodner was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.

Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team members assisted with the investigation, which closed Canyon Road for more than two hours in both directions.

As of Thursday morning, investigators had completed compiling information and evidence from the scene.

"They will continue to evaluate the evidence before concluding their investigation," Yazzolino said.

No citations have been issued.

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