Forest Grove police say the man, whose name has not been released, didn't yield to oncoming traffic.

A man was hit by a vehicle while crossing Highway 8 in east Forest Grove early Wednesday afternoon, July 3, according to city police.

Capt. Michael Hall, a spokesman for the Forest Grove Police Department, said the man appeared to be trying to cross the road, heading south, in the 3100 block of Pacific Avenue, by the flagpole flying the large American flag. There is not a marked pedestrian crossing on the block.

"The pedestrian failed to yield the right of way … to a motor vehicle," Hall said.

The man was injured in the crash. He was transported to a Portland-area hospital for treatment, according to Forest Grove police.

The crash was reported at about 12:19 p.m. Wednesday. Police were able to keep the highway open during the crash investigation, Hall said.

Speed is not believed to be a factor in the crash, Hall said. The driver cooperated with police and is not suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants at the time of the collision.

The victim's name and condition were not released.

By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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