EUGENE, Ore. — A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday, after being clipped by one vehicle, he fell, and then was run over by another vehicle. Investigators closed 7th Avenue near Madison Street to work the scene.
The Eugene Police Department says at around 2 p.m. a man was running crossing 7th Avenue, without using the crosswalk, when he was hit by a car.
According to the initial investigation, police say the man was intoxicated. They say a witness brought a floor jack to help raise the vehicle to try to get him out from underneath it. Eugene police officers and several other people lifted the vehicle enough to pull him out. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries are unknown. However, police told KEZI 9 News that the man is talking and he is going into surgery.
“I saw the victim underneath the vehicle as I was walking by, and I saw the ambulance pull in here and they pulled out the stretcher and they got the guy out,” said witness Blair Davis.
“The team will just be taking all the evidence they can get, you know; there are a couple of different vehicles involved, so they will be collecting evidence, we will be taking our measurements and then we take it all back and continue the investigation,” said Sgt. Jim Ball, Eugene Police Department.
Police say the drivers were not hurt.
EPD expect to have the streets shut down until 5:30 p.m.