Pedestrian struck by impaired driver

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The Medford Police Department was dispatched to a "motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on E. McAndrews Rd. near N. Riverside Av," at approximately 2:38 a.m. Friday morning, according to the MPD.

The pedestrian was seriously injured as a result of the crash, and immediately treated by Medford Fire and Mercy Flights personnel on the scene before being rushed to a local hospital. The victim is currently undergoing treatment.

The driver involved in the incident remained on-scene and cooperated with the investigation. The driver also showed signed of alcohol intoxication at the scene and was arrested.

Investigators believe the pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk on the south side of the roadway when the suspect vehicle drove up onto the sidewalk and stuck the pedestrian. The identity of the pedestrian is not being released at this time.

The driver of the car, 32-year-old Ashley McCallum of Medford, was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on the following charges:

  • Assault in the second degree
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
  • Reckless Driving
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