November 20, 2020 9:45 a.m.
A pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Thursday night.
A report from Oregon State Police said at about 8:20 p.m. a driver said he was traveling at about 60 miles per hour in the construction zone approximately two miles north of Winchester when something caught the corner of his eye as he hit it. The report said the man stopped and backed up to see what had happened.
The report said the driver saw a man walking towards him yelling at him about hitting him and then leaving. The 29-year old man who was hit said he had just crossed the roadway and wasn’t paying attention. He was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he was listed in fair condition at last check by a hospital spokesperson.
The report said about five hours earlier the same pedestrian was arrested for disorderly conduct after getting into traffic about twenty miles north of Winchester. The jail would not house him due to COVID-19 protocols, so he was taken to the parking lot of the OSP office, cited and then released.