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Letter to the editor: Information sought on truck that collided with pedestrian

By ShawnAnn Hope, Astoria, Thursday, April 11, 2019

On Monday, March 11, at approximately 10:20 a.m., I was walking across the crosswalks on Eighth and Commercial streets near the courthouse and the post office in Astoria.

As I was making my way to the post office, a white truck was stopped over the crosswalk and I had to go around the front of this truck, which is when he ran into the left side of my body. The man driving the truck was an elderly (late 70s) Caucasian man.

My opinion is that this was, No. 1, a hit and run; No. 2, careless driving; or No. 3, leaving the scene of an accident. The Astoria Police Department was notified and can be contacted at 503-325-4411 (Officer Levi Winfrey) regarding this matter.

The truck driver should have looked both ways and he did not. He should not have parked on top of the crosswalk as he did as he waited for oncoming traffic to slow down. And he should have asked if I was injured.

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