Victim struck in pedestrian crash on Salem Ave. ID’d

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:56 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 2:44 PM

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UPDATE @ 4:14 p.m. (May 25):

The man struck and hit by a vehicle that veered off the road to avoid hitting an RTA bus on Salem Avenue has been identified, the sheriff’s office said.

Vincent Boyd, 37, has been treated and released from Grandview Hospital, officials said.

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UPDATE @2:45 p.m.(May 24):

Salem Avenue has reopened following an earlier pedestrian crash that caused serious injuries.

 

UPDATE @ 1:50 p.m.: 

A pedestrian was hit by a car that couldn’t stop fast enough for a stopped RTA bus on Salem Avenue, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rob Streck. 

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The bus was dropping off passengers in the right lane of southbound Salem Avenue, Streck said. The vehicle’s driver didn’t see the bus and veered right into the parking lot of Dayton Auto Repair, hitting a pedestrian who either just exited the bus or was waiting for the bus, according to Streck. 

The victim’s injuries are “very serious,” Streck said. 

Additional details and possible citations are pending and still under investigation. 

Northbound lanes of Salem Avenue have been reopened, but southbound lanes are expected to be blocked until the investigation is completed. 

UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.:

Deputies have now shut down both directions of Salem Avenue just south of Free Pike in Harrison Twp. after a reported pedestrian strike around 11:20 a.m. 

Investigators were only blocking one lane of Salem Avenue until around 1:15 p.m. when the entire roadway was shut down. 

Reports indicate one person was transported to a hospital following the crash, but their condition wasn’t available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

FIRST REPORT

A lane of Salem Avenue is blocked and a business parking lot surrounded by police tape after a reported crash involving a pedestrian Thursday morning, according to initial reports.

The incident was reported around 11:20 a.m. in the 3800 block of Salem Avenue.

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It’s unclear if anyone was transported to the hospital or what the circumstances surrounding the reported crash were, however we’re working to gather those details.

The parking lot of Dayton Auto Repair was blocked while sheriff’s deputies investigated.