Pedestrian hit by truck
A man who was walking a dog on Highway 42 when he was struck by a commercial truck Sunday morning was in critical condition today at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Sean Moylan, 27, was walking east on the westbound shoulder of Highway 42 near Milepost 74 when he let go of the dog’s leash and moved into the westbound lanes in front of a truck at about 9:20 a.m., according to Oregon State Police.
The driver of the truck, Matthew Meyer, 42, of St. Louis, Mo., slowed and tried to avoid Moylan, but struck him in the left westbound lane, troopers said.
Moylan was flown by air ambulance to Sacred Heart.
His last known address was listed in California, troopers said.
Moylan’s dog was not hit and was taken by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to an animal shelter, troopers said.
Troopers said Meyer was not injured and is cooperating with their investigation.