Third Auto Vs. Pedestrian Accident in Jackson County in 3 Days
This morning at 5:52 Medford Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the intersection of South Pacific Highway and South Stage Road to the report of a pedestrian pinned underneath a vehicle.
Rescue personnel, using the jaws of life, were able to lift the 1998 Toyota Avalon off the 63-year-old male victim, who was conscious and alert. He was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
The investigation indicates the Avalon was southbound on South Pacific Highway in the right lane traveling at about 40 to 45 miles per hour when the victim was struck, causing him to impact the windshield. As the car came to a stop, the man rolled off the hood and became pinned beneath it.
Authorities have been unable to determine why the man was in the roadway and no enforcement action has been taken at this time.
The case remains under investigation.
This is the third vehicle versus pedestrian accident in Jackson County since Monday morning when an Alaskan man was struck while walking on Highway 66. He was hospitalized and the driver arrested. Monday evening a 30-year-old immigrant from Israel was struck and killed by a commercial tractor trailer rig on Interstate 5.