Woman hit by vehicle while crossing street in Orchards

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A woman was hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening while she was crossing Northeast Gher Road near St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The accident was reported at 6:05 p.m. in the 5600 block of Gher Road in the Orchards area.

The woman, whose name was not released, may have been crossing eastbound when she was struck by a northbound vehicle, said Vancouver police Officer Ilia Botvinnik. The woman was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were described as serious, but not life-threatening. The roadway where she crossed does not have a crosswalk.

The driver, Shea Buckner, 23, remained on scene and cooperated with police investigating the collision, Botvinnik said. He said the collision appeared to be an accident and that no drugs or alcohol were involved.