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Pedestrian, 43, Critically Injured after Hit by Car


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According to The Oregonian, a woman suffered critical injuries after being hit by a car while crossing the road in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday afternoon.

Details of Pedestrian Accident

Jessica Michelle Moore, 43, was walking across Southeast Main Street in the 10100 block at around 5:15 p.m. local time when the accident occurred. Moore, who was in a crosswalk, was struck by a vehicle driving west on Main Street.

The Oregonian reports that Moore suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Officials say the driver of the vehicle, 56-year-old William Schuyler Gilmour, was driving at or below the speed limit at the time of the collision.

Officials say there is no evidence that Gilmour was driving while impaired at the time of the crash, reports The Oregonian. The investigation is ongoing.

Information on Motor Vehicle Crashes

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people died in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015.
    • This is an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014 – the largest increase in nearly 50 years.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.

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