Pedestrian Dies Following Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. —  A pedestrian hit in Springfield died from his injuries Monday night. At 9:30 a.m. Monday Springfield Police and Eugene-Springfield Fire responded to a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident on Gateway St. at the southern entrance to the Gateway Mall. Initial investigation determined that a 23-year-old woman was turning onto Gateway St. from an apartment complex … Continue reading »

Teens Recovering from Pedestrian Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Two teenagers are recovering from serious injuries after a driver hit them, while they were crossing a street, Thursday. Around 10 p.m. a driver traveling home from work struck two teens near River Road. Even though both teens remain in the hospital, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office is calling it a tragic … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Investigate Hit and Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are still looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian Friday night and drove away. A woman is in the hospital with serious injuries following the crash. It happened on Garfield Street near 9th Place. The street was open Saturday, after police spent hours Friday night investigating the hit-and-run crash. … Continue reading »

Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

(CNN) — Texting and walking. A lot of us do both, but what happens when we do them together? A new nationwide study out of the Ohio State University estimates more than 1,500 pedestrians were estimated to be treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for injuries related to using a cell phone while walking. Professor … Continue reading »

One Dead in Pedestrian Vs. Motor Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police have identified the victim in Saturday morning’s crash as 33-year old Travis Alverson. Investigators still don’t know why he was out by the road so late. Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning police say 33-year old Kiyallah Heatherstone of Fall Creek was traveling east bound on Highway 126 when he struck Alverson at 52nd Street. … Continue reading »

City Seeks to Improve 30th Avenue Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is trying to figure out how to make 30th Avenue safe for people to cross after it got complaints from neighbors. More than 16,000 cars travel on that street on any given day, and transportation engineers say many people speed through the neighborhood. Even though there’s a pedestrian … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Hit by Car, Injured

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Eugene man is in the hospital after getting hit while crossing the street. Officers say the 25-year-old ran across Mohawk near 18th Street on Monday night. There was significant damage to the car. The victim complained of leg injuries before going to the hospital. Officers cited him for crossing the street … Continue reading »

Springfield Seeks Bike/Pedestrian Panel

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield is looking for 10 to 15 residents to serve on a pedestrian and bicycle advisory committee. The committee will meet about six times a year to discuss issues related to pedestrian and bicycle programs and facilities. You have to be a resident of Springfield to apply, and the … Continue reading »

Eugene Counts Trail and Path Users

EUGENE, Ore. — You may have seen them on your jog or ride Tuesday. About 30 city of Eugene employees and volunteers were on paths and bike lanes to count people using them. It’s part of a path user census. Every year, the city conducts a count of bikers, walkers and other path users. City … Continue reading »