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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: May 15, 2013, 5:13 p.m.

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Sheriff's Office responds after vehicle strikes student in crosswalk

At approximately 3:23 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in front of Rex Putnam High School (4950 SE Roethe Road, Milwaukie).

The collision occurred on SE Roethe Rd and SE Gordon St, directly in front of the school as students were released for the day. A deputy assigned as the School Resource Officer (SRO) was the first on scene within 2 minutes of the collision.

Clackmas Fire District #1 and American Medical Response also sent aid.

The collision involved a single vehicle and a single pedestrian. The two individuals involved in this incident have both been identified as juveniles who are students at Rex Putnam High School.

The female victim was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland due to a possible concussion and other injuries. The extent of her injuries is not known at this writing.

The male driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and has cooperated with the investigation. Based on the statements from all involved including witnesses, it appears the driver failed to stop for a stop sign and yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.

Deputies say the driver will likely face Reckless Driving charges through the Clackamas County Juvenile Department.

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