- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) - Police say two Gresham girls were in a marked crosswalk when they were struck and seriously injured by a floral delivery van.

Officer John Rasmussen of Gresham Police says the 13-year-old girls were walking home from middle school Wednesday afternoon. One girl was critically injured and the other suffered serious injuries not considered life-threatening.

Witnesses told police the girls were walking across a marked intersection and had a “walk” sign.

Rasmussen says the investigation isn’t over, but the driver of the delivery van is believed to have run a red light. He says speed, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be contributing factors.

The 44-year-old woman remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The Gresham-Barlow School District planned to have extra counselors at the school Thursday.


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