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We have no word on the current condition of the person who tried to cross illegally and was hit by a car

DAVID F. ASHTON - A Central Precinct officer examined the damaged northbound car which struck a pedestrian who was crossing S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard - by clambering over the high median Jersey Barrier near the Bybee Bridge. Police and medical emergency first-responders were alerted at 1:52 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, to what was described as an injury accident on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard, just north of the Bybee Boulevard Bridge into Eastmoreland.

It appeared that a person had run eastward across S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard, had jumped the tall concrete Jersey barrier into the northbound lane, and had been struck by an oncoming northbound car.

Westmoreland Fire Station 20's Engine Company paramedics, their station just a half-block from the accident location, were almost immediately at the scene, and were soon joined by an ambulance. Police closed McLoughlin Boulevard between Tacoma and Harold Street for the investigation.

At 2:05 p.m., the AMR ambulance, parked southbound on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard, left the area with lights and siren activated. Although official details of the accident were not yet available at THE BEE's press time, that would normally be an indication that the victim had survived the crash, but was in urgent need of immediate treatment at a nearby hospital.

The front window of the car involved in the impact was badly smashed and caved in, and its female driver appeared to be distraught, as she spoke with investigating officers. It is unlikely that any citations were issued under the circumstances.


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