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Critical Injury Pedestrian-Involved Crash - Highway 211 south of Sandy
05/23/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's critical injury pedestrian-involved traffic crash on Highway 211 south of Sandy.
 
According to OSP Trooper Scott McLeod, on May 23, 2011 at approximately 4:30 p.m. STEVIE RAE URWIN, age 19, from Sandy, was walking a leashed dog along the northbound shoulder of Highway 211 at SE Bornstedt Road. Preliminary investigation indicates as a northbound 1976 Chevrolet pickup driven by NEAL A. BIERI, age 15, from Sandy, was traveling through a left curve at that location it came upon the female pedestrian moving from the east side of the highway into the northbound lane.
 
BIERI braked to avoid the pedestrian, veering to the left and striking her with the right side of the pickup. The pickup and pedestrian came to rest in the southbound lane.
 
URWIN was transported by AMR ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where she is in critical condition.
 
The leashed dog was last seen running northbound from the scene. OSP was informed the dog has been located and was taken by its owner to a veterinarian for treatment of unspecified injury.
 
BIERI, who has a provisional instruction permit, was using safety restraints and was not injured. There were no other occupants in the pickup. His mother was driving another vehicle directly behind her son at the time of the crash.
 
OSP troopers from the Government Camp and Portland offices are continuing the investigation. Enforcement action decision is pending.
 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Sandy Fire Department and ODOT assisted at the scene. Highway 211 was closed for the crash scene investigation with a detour in place for 4 1/2 hours.