EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Eugene police are investigating a crash that sent a wheelchair user to a hospital with serious injuries.
Investigators say the man was trying to cross the intersection of 30th Avenue and University Street in his motorized wheelchair when he was hit by an eastbound Toyota Corolla about 6 PM Thursday. The crosswalk is not marked but it is a location where drivers would normally expect to see pedestrians crossing.
Part of the roadway was shut down for several hours and was re-opened shortly after midnight.
“It sounds like, at this point, the gentleman in the wheelchair has several broken bones,” said Eugene Police Sergeant Jim Ball. “I don't think any of those are life-threatening, but they are serious.”
The woman driving the car was not hurt.
The names of the people involved have not yet been made public.
Investigators are looking into whether drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the crash.