Pedestrian Injured On Hwy 101 South Of Florence

Oregon State Police continue the investigation into Saturday night’s serious injury collision between a sport utility vehicle and a male pedestrian on Highway 101 south of Florence.

On September 21st at approximately 8:52pm, an OSP trooper was dispatched to a report of a pedestrian lying injured in front of a SUV on Highway 101. The trooper arrived and started medical care for the man until relieved by medical responders. The preliminary investigation indicates that the SUV, driven by 55-year-old Nancy E. Pearson, from Florence, was traveling on Highway 101 when a male pedestrian ran out in front of the vehicle. Pearson saw the pedestrian in the darkness at the last moment and was unable to avoid striking him.

The male pedestrian, 46-year-old Jeffrey G. Miller, from Florence, was taken to Peace Harbor Hospital and then to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. Pearson was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.