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Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Centennial Boulevard in Springfield

The man remains in critical condition.

Posted: Sep. 12, 2018 3:44 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a driver on Centennial Boulevard at Mohawk Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.

At about 3 p.m. Ronald Hein, 64, was driving his 2010 Ford F-250 westbound on Centennial Boulevard in Springfield, police said. When turning south onto Mohawk Boulevard, Hein failed to see and yield to a pedestrian crossing the road.

Douglas Palmer, 60, a transient, was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition with serious head injuries.

Hein remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

The Springfield Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating, but neither speed nor alcohol appear to be a contributing factor, police said.

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