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October 4, 2013
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Vehicle hits pedestrian in Roseburg

A 49-year-old Roseburg man was struck by a vehicle in the 2000 block of Northeast Stephens Street at about 2:35 p.m. today and suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said they wanted to notify next of kin before releasing the name because of the severity of his injuries.

The pedestrian was walking across Stephens from east to west, police said. One southbound vehicle stopped for the man, but a southbound vehicle in the lane closest to the curb continued and hit the pedestrian.

Police identified the driver as Zachary Terrell, 47, of Umpqua.

The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg. His injuries included head trauma, police said.

Roseburg police and the Oregon State Police are investigating the accident. The street was restricted to one lane in each direction for a couple hours.

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The News-Review Updated Oct 10, 2013 11:12AM Published Oct 7, 2013 09:04AM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.