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Teen suffers broken leg, lacerations after being hit by a vehicle going 35 mph

A 15-year-old Lake Oswego girl suffered significant injures late Tuesday night when she was stuck by a car as she crossed Kruse Way near Mercantile Drive.

Witnesses told police that the girl and a friend had started across Kruse Way against the pedestrian signal and despite their advice when she was hit around 9:40 p.m. by a 1995 Honda Accord travelling eastbound at about 35 mph. The walk button had been pushed about 15 seconds before the girl entered the roadway from the southwest corner, according to LOPD Lt. Darryl Wrisley, but the light had not yet turned to green when she stepped into the crosswalk.

Wrisley said the girl suffered a broken leg and a head laceration. She was transported to Oregon Health & Science University, where she required surgery on her leg and received several stitches for the head wound.

Wrisley said the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. There was no indication that either the victim or the driver were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Wrisley said, and no charges are expected to be filed.

The crash is the first major incident involving a pedestrian in Lake Oswego this year. In 2017, a 66-year-old woman was struck and killed as she crossed at the intersection of Third Street and B Avenue; in 2016, a pedestrian was struck by a pickup truck and killed near the intersection of Highway 217 and Interstate 5.

— The Review

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