A Redmond-area man was seriously injured in an evening vehicle-pedestrian collision Jan. 9 on South Highway 97, according to a Redmond Police news release.
Randall Sullenger, 49, stepped in front of oncoming traffic while trying to cross Highway 97 from east to west near Madeline’s Restaurant, police said. While a northbound vehicle in the right lane was able to stop, a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven in the left lane by Morgan King-Stevens, 24, of Terrebonne, struck Sullenger after King-Stevens did not see him, police said. Police said Sullenger was wearing dark clothes.
Sullenger sustained serious injuries, and after a helicopter was initially called, was taken by ground ambulance to St. Charles Bend, police said. He was still there in the morning Jan. 10, police said.
Medical personnel told police Sullenger survived the crash because two nurses who happened to be in the area stopped to perform CPR on him until emergency workers arrived, police said.
King-Stevens was not injured, and her SUV sustained minor damage, police said. She was driving 40-to-45 mph in moderate to heavy traffic in the 45 mph zone, police said. Impaired or distracted do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said.
The section of five-lane road where the crash occurred does not have a marked crosswalk, and is not well-lighted, police said. Police remind drivers that pedestrians have the right-of-way in marked or unmarked crosswalks in Oregon and ask pedestrians to wear light-colored or reflective clothing.