Young man struck by vehicle on Kruse Way
A 21-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in Lake Oswego after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday evening just before midnight.
The driver turned left from northbound Kruse Woods Drive onto westbound Kruse Way as the young man was crossing the street.
The 21-year-old was taken to Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital, where he is in critical condition, though he remains stable.
"According to an independent witness, the vehicle had a green light to turn and the pedestrian — who was wearing all dark clothing — had a 'Don't Walk' signal," Lake Oswego Police Department said in a press release Dec. 24.
The driver remained at the scene until Lake Oswego police arrived and is cooperating with the investigators. No arrests or citations have been issued yet, as the investigation is still ongoing.
LOPD Luitenant Darryl Wrisley said the young man was not crossing the street in a crosswalk and with shorter daylight hours, he advises people wear light colors and reflective material. He said LOPD and the Adult Community Center have free flashing red lights that can clip onto your body and encourages the public to grab one.
"Be aware that motorists can't see you as well as you can see them," Wrisley said.
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