At 8:19 p.m. on September 23, Eugene Springfield Fire EMS and Eugene Police Department responded to the 1900 block of River Road after reports a 1996 Buick Century had struck a 46-year-old man in a wheel chair.
When officers arrived, the man in the wheelchair had already transported to a local hospital with injuries that he remains under treatment for. The 36-year-old driver of the vehicle reported she was driving north on River Road with her passenger, with the flow of traffic, when she struck the man in his wheelchair, which was in the middle of the road, not in a crosswalk.
The driver stopped at the scene and was cooperative with police. There was no sign of driver intoxication or impairment.
The roadway was closed in the area around River Road, just south of Beltline for several hours. Both northbound lanes were closed and one southbound lane was closed while police investigated the crash.