Pedestrian Hit on Highway 82 Near La Grande Last Night

<p>Courtesy OSP</p>

Courtesy OSP

From the OSP-


Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation at the scene of Thursday night's traffic crash involving a passenger vehicle and pedestrian struck in the right eastbound lane of Highway 82 (Island Avenue) near Interstate 84 in La Grande. The names of the pedestrian and vehicle occupants are released in this update.

Preliminary information indicates on March 14, 2013 at approximately 7:45 p.m. a passenger car driven by TERESA BUNDY, age 41, from La Grande, was eastbound on Highway 82 in the right lane when the car struck an adult male standing in the traffic lane. The pedestrian, identified as RICHARD HIGGDON, age 48, from La Grande, was critically injured. He was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor on the pedestrian's part.

The involved vehicle stopped at the scene. The driver and 60-year old female passenger, NADINE ABBOTT from La Grande. were not injured. Both are cooperating with the investigation.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP is being assisted by La Grande Police Department, Union County Sheriff's Office, La Grande Fire Department, and ODOT.