Just three days into the New Year, yet another pedestrian was injured crossing S.E. Foster Road – this time, it happened in a marked crosswalk at S.E. 65th Avenue.

However, the accident that occurred about 6:15 pm on January 3 wasn’t the fault of poor highway design, improper speed zoning, or bad weather. There are just some pedestrian accidents that even flashing-light warnings can’t prevent.

by: MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - Police say that this man, Jacob Miles Bradley, was driving with a suspended license, and with two driving-related warrants against him, when his truck slightly injured the pedestrian he failed to stop for.According to witnesses, the pedestrian saw that a car in the nearest lane stopped for him to cross – but the driver of a 1972 Chevy pickup truck didn’t stop in the next lane, and grazed the walker.

Injuries to the pedestrian appeared minor, and the victim was simply treated by paramedics at the scene.

“The pedestrian was not transported to a hospital for medical care,” confirmed Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson the following day. “The victim reportedly had minor scrapes and bruises.”

But, eighteen minutes after the accident had occurred, a PPB East Precinct District Officer placed the driver of the offending truck, 28-year-old Jacob Miles Bradley, under arrest. “The driver was cited for Driving While Suspended, and had warrants for DUII and Careless Driving,” Simpson reported.

After being booked at Multnomah County Detention Center, at 7:51 pm, Bradley was “Released on Own Recognizance”, presumably without his truck, later that evening.

“Pedestrians should take care to make sure all the traffic stops before entering a crosswalk,” Simpson commented to THE BEE, “even though pedestrians generally do have the right of way.”

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