REDMOND, OR -- A 49-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he was hit by a car on Highway 97, Wednesday evening, on the south end of Redmond. According to police, Randall Sullenger was attempting to cross the highway from east to west, near Odem Medo, when he stepped into northbound traffic at about 5:30 p.m. The driver of a car in the right lane saw the man and was able to stop, but a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the left lane did not. Investigators say the SUV was traveling with the flow of traffic, 40-45 miles per hour, when it struck the man.
Life Flight was activated but was canceled by medics. Sullenger was taken by ground ambulance to St. Charles Bend, where he was listed in Fair condition, as of Thursday morning. Medics believe the victim survived because two nurses happened to be in the area when the crash occurred, and immediately began CPR until first responders arrived.
Police say Sullenger was wearing dark clothing, he was not in a marked crosswalk and the area is not well lit. The Jeep was driven by a 24-year-old Terrebonne woman. Investigators say she was not hurt, although her vehicle sustained minor damage. They don't believe impairment or distracted driving played a role in the incident.