6-year-old flown to Portland hospital after getting hit while riding bike in Keizer crosswalk

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KEIZER, OR (KPTV) – A driver hit a 6-year-old boy riding a bike in Keizer Tuesday evening, sending the child to the hospital with a head injury, according to police.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Sam Orcutt Way Northeast and River Road North just before 5 p.m.

The driver, a 37-year-old woman, of Keizer, hit the child while driving a black 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, the Keizer Police Department says.

The woman was turning south on River Road North from Sam Orcutt Way Northeast and hit the boy while he was crossing the street in a crosswalk, according to police.

Investigators believe the boy's mother was walking across the road in the crosswalk with him when the collision occurred, but she was not hurt.

The boy was treated at the scene, taken to Salem Health, and then flown to Legacy Emanuel in Portland for further treatment.

The driver remained on scene after the crash and is cooperating with investigators. No citations have been issued.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Officer Martin Powell at 503-390-3713.

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(2) comments

Just curious

praying for this young boy to recover from this accident.


Traffic deaths are obviously skyrocketing yet ODOT/OSP tells the news media the numbers are average. I see it an effort to protect sin tax incomes.

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