By NR Staff • 

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

A McMinnville man was struck by a vehicle about 11 a.m. Tuesday at Northeast Third and Adams streets.

McMinnville police identified him as Israel Sanchez Jr., a 49-year-old transient. They said he was transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center by McMinnville Fire Department ambulance for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.

Capt. Dennis Marks gave this account:

Traffic headed southbound on Adams had stopped to let Sanchez cross between First Federal and the library.

Sarah Freeborn, 33, of Newberg, began to make a left turn onto Adams from Third Street when she struck him in her Toyota RAV4. She was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device.

“There was poor visibility because of the weather and he was not wearing bright clothing,” Marks said. “The conditions played a part in this.”

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