Woman in Hillsboro hit by car, airlifted to hospital
A woman was airlifted to a local hospital after she was hit by a car while crossing the road Thursday afternoon.
According to Hillsboro Police spokesman Lt. Henry Reimann, a car was traveling north on Northeast 60th Place and was attempting to turn onto Northeast Butler Street when the car struck a woman crossing the street at about 4 p.m., Thursday, March 8.
The woman fell and struck her head on the pavement, Reimann said. The driver stayed at the scene and first-responding paramedics opted to call in a Life Flight emergency medical helicopter to transport the woman to a local hospital for treatment.
Reimann said the flight was done for "precautionary reasons" because of the way the woman struck her head on the pavement, as well as heavy traffic during in the area. Reimann said the woman's injuries were non-life-threatening.
Reimann said the driver stayed at the scene and has cooperated with police. No citations have been issued related to the crash.
This story will be updated with more information as it is released.