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Mother And Child Struck In A Crosswalk

photo by Zack Heistand

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at about 1:08 PM, Lincoln City Police Officers responded to a report of a vehicle vs pedestrian motor vehicle crash in the area of Hwy 101 and NW 14th Street. When officers arrived on scene they found a woman and her 18 month old child had been struck by a vehicle while in a crosswalk on Highway 101. The child had sustained some obvious injuries to her face. Emergency Medical personnel from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance arrived on scene and began medical treatment of the woman and child.

The subsequent investigation determined that the woman, identified as 21 year-old Anayely Barbonio-Gutierrez of Lincoln City, was pushing her 18 moth old child in a stroller across Highway 101, from the west to east, in the crosswalk at the intersection of NW 14th Street. A vehicle driven by 40 year-old Shawn A. Miller of Otis, was making a right turn from NW 14th Street onto Highway 101 and struck the woman and child in the stroller while they were in the crosswalk.

Mrs. Barbonio-Gutierrez and her child were transported by Pacific West Ambulance to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for further medical examination and treatment of their injuries, which are believed to be non-life threatening at this time. The driver of the involved vehicle, Shawn Miller stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Mr. Miller reportedly did not see the woman crossing the highway with the stroller until just before hitting them.

There were no signs of impairment observed on the driver and speed is not believed to be a factor in this crash. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk.     The members of the Lincoln City Police Department would like to remind all drivers to use caution while traveling on, or turning onto the highway from the side streets and be aware of pedestrians crossing the roadway.

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