A pedestrian that was hit by a car at the intersection of Stewart Parkway and Harvey Avenue on Friday is in stable condition at the hospital, according to police.

Roseburg Police Sgt. Jeff Eichenbusch said 69-year-old Eileen West was crossing the street when a driver had a green light.

“So they just collided in the crosswalk it appears,” he said.

Eichenbusch said the circumstances were similar to the accident that led to the death of a 76-year-old Hucrest resident.

Roseburg police said Zahia Bellahsene was waiting at the crosswalk to go east across Stewart Parkway when the traffic light turned green at the same time as the walk signal. She was hit as she stepped into the crosswalk on July 14.

Bellahsene died four days later from the injuries she suffered, after she was taken to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

Local residents expressed concerns about the intersection, because drivers may not see people crossing the street when they’re watching for traffic approaching.

No citations have been issued in either accident.

However, Eichenbusch said the drivers in both incidents committed a traffic violation by not yielding to the pedestrians.

Eichenbusch said there are people looking at the intersection to determine if there’s anything that can be done to make it safer.

Saphara Harrell can be reached at 541-957-4216 or sharrell@nrtoday.com. Or on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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Saphara Harrell is the crime and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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