Motorized scooter user hit by car in Milwaukie, police say
Police say a motorized wheelchair scooter user suffered minor injuries after she was hit by a car in Milwaukie.
Officers responded to the scene at Southeast 42nd Avenue and Harrison Street around 6:27 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, according to a news release.
Officers say Erica DeSilva, 56, was traveling south on the east side of 42nd when she was hit by a black Kia Sol driven by Jason Anderson, 41.
DeSilva had just left a TriMet bus when she was struck, and was taken to a hospital for treatment of pain on her left side, considered to be a non-life-threatening injury.
Police say Anderson remained at the scene and was not cited or charged after the investigation. He had just refueled his car at the Safeway gas station and was preparing to turn out north onto 42nd.
"Mr. Anderson told police he looked left, then right, then left again, before letting his foot off the brake to turn out of the driveway," according to a news release.
A eyewitness — Safeway employee Joseph Budd — told officers the Kia was not moving "very fast" at the time of the crash.
Milwaukie Police reminds everyone that rain and wind can reduce visiblity. "We encourage everyone to use extra caution during low-light conditions and inclement weather," police said.
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