July 18 2019
On 2/12/2019 at approximately 9:00 pm, Milwaukie Police responded to the intersection of Highway 224 & SE Monroe Street in Milwaukie, Oregon regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. Police learned that 62-year-old Allen Caldwell was driving a Gold Buick Regal, west-bound on SE Monroe Street, and turning east-bound onto Highway 224 at the time of the crash. The pedestrian, 49-year-old Shauna Hatcher, was in the crosswalk, crossing Highway 224 east-bound when she was struck by Mr. Caldwell's car.
Mr. Caldwell reported he did not see Mrs. Hatcher due to the low light conditions and light rain. Mr. Caldwell estimated he was driving approximately 5 miles per hour when he struck Mrs. Hatcher. Mr. Caldwell stopped immediately, checked on Mrs. Hatcher and remained on scene.
Mrs. Hatcher explained to police there was little to no traffic at the time of the crash. Mrs. Hatcher told the investigating officer she was not knocked off her feet and was able to remain standing when struck by Mr. Caldwell's vehicle. Mrs. Hatcher was transported to Milwaukie Providence Hospital to have her leg checked due to complaints of "mild pain and tingling".
The investigation revealed Mrs. Hatcher was crossing the crosswalk when signaled to do so by the traffic control device. Mr. Caldwell also had a green light, however, was required to stop and give the right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Mr. Caldwell was cited for Failing to Stop and Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian.