Police identify woman struck by vehicle in Hazel Dell

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Police identified the woman seriously injured in Hazel Dell late Wednesday night as 39-year-old Tanya Moser of Washougal.

Moser was walking east across Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue in the 8600 block, near Target, with her dog. She was struck by a northbound Volkswagen driven by Frank Gaffrey, 70, of Vancouver, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident was reported at 9:16 p.m. Police say the area is poorly lit and has no crosswalks.

Moser was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where she was listed in satisfactory condition Thursday afternoon. Her dog was taken to St. Francis Veterinarian Hospital.

Gaffrey was not injured and cooperated with law enforcement. Sheriff’s deputies determined that Gaffrey was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and was not speeding at the time of the crash. The sheriff’s office Traffic Unit did not issue any citations, but is continuing its investigation.