Car strikes man carrying pizza in Milwaukie
No injuries were reported during a collision between a pedestrian and a motorist in Milwaukie.
Police responded to the crash at Southeast 42nd Avenue and Harrison Street around 6:49 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, according to a news release.
Police say 60-year-old Richard E. Purdy was carrying a pizza and walking westbound in a crosswalk when he was struck by a motorist later identified as David W. Desemple, 72.
Both driver and the pedestrian remained at the scene, and police say Purdy was unharmed and did not need medical care.
Investigators determined Desemple was traveling southbound on 42nd and had halted at a stop sign before hitting Purdy. Desemple told police he did not see the man because of "dim lighting" and the pedestrian's "dark clothing."
"Purdy admitted he was probably difficult to see, due to his black leather jacket," according to the news release.
Another witness also provided her statement to police, and the authorities ultimately issued a citation to Desemple for having an expired driver's license.
"Both parties apologized to each other and went about their night," a law enforcement spokesperson wrote. "Milwaukie Police would like to remind drivers to be especially careful while driving in low light conditions and particularly careful at crosswalks where pedestrians may be crossing and difficult to see. "