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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.

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