SEVERE WX: High Wind Watch - Flood Watch - Winter Storm Warning View Alerts

Woman Struck by Driver Thrown 15 Feet, Witnesses Say

Police arrested a man and accused him of DUII after he reportedly struck a female pedestrian with his car.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 3:22 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Witnesses say that a woman was thrown 15-20 feet after being hit by a car in Medford on Wednesday night, according to the Medford Police Department (MPD). The driver is accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII).

Just after 7 p.m., officers responded to reports of an automobile vs pedestrian crash on S. Columbus Avenue near Garfield Street. They arrived to find a 27-year-old woman being tended to by medical personnel. She was brought to the hospita with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle believed to have struck the woman, 67-year-old Gregory Price, was "determined to be intoxicated," according to MPD. Officers arrested Price — having him provide a breath sample that MPD says was well over the legal limit of .08 percent.

Price was charged with DUII, Assault in the 3rd Degree, and "other charges."

Investigators determined that the woman's car had broken down, and she was standing outside of her vehicle when Price struck her with his car.

"Witnesses described her as being thrown for 15-20 feet, and we are thankful she is going to survive. Be safe out there folks," MPD said.

Article Comments

Medford
Overcast
39° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 39°
Brookings
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 37°
Crater Lake
Overcast
35° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 26°
Grants Pass
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 43°
Klamath Falls
Overcast
35° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 26°
Wet Weekend
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Rain & Snow Return

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Wet Weekend

Image

Britt Fest Nominated to National Historic Register

Image

Talent Bee City USA Looking For Volunteers

Image

Daily J! - Market Watch

Image

Justice for Jarred

Image

The Pledge: Kids Unlimited, Medford

Image

Frigid Start, Dry and Cool Afternoon

Image

Being Close To Family is the Main Reason Dr. Shumate is Relocating

Image

Death, Injuries and Near-Misses Reported on an Icy Stretch of I-5

Community Events