A woman in a motorized wheelchair was transported to the hospital Wednesday after a vehicle struck her near Safeway.
Just before 11 a.m., Astoria Police responded to a report of a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash on 32nd and Marine Drive.
Officers arrived and discovered Roberta Morgan, 58, of Astoria, had collided with a Scion xB, driven by Debra Wolf, 57, of Astoria.
Police conducted an investigation and determined that the Scion had approached the intersection from the north and stopped, waiting to make a right hand turn onto Marine Drive. While the vehicle was stopped, the motorized wheelchair exited the curb and struck the side of the scion.
Police say it did not appear Morgan had slowed prior to exiting the sidewalk and entering the roadway.
No citations have been issued.
Morgan was transported to CMH by Medix Ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
This crash serves as a lesson that both parties involved in the pedestrian/vehicle interaction need to be mindful of safety, said Deputy Chief Brad Johnston. Each of us on the roadway should be asking ourselves what is important now. By asking this question and being mindful of the critical thing in front of us we can help reduce our distractions. Whether we be bicyclists, pedestrians or drivers.