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Pedestrian injured in Gateway accident

A pedestrian was seriously injured late Saturday night when he was struck by a car in the 3300 block of Gateway Street, Springfield police said.

Louis Russell Dean Abreu, 64, a transient, was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Faith Elida Wymore, 33, of Springfield. Abreu was crossing the street midblock, according to police.

Springfield police and fire departments responded about 8:45 p.m. Abreu was taken to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, where he was coherent but listed in serious condition, according to police.

Abreu was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Sgt. Mike McCarthy was unable to comment on Abreu's condition but said, according to the hospital, Abreu had made "a quick recovery."

Abreu was wearing all dark clothing and it was raining at the time of the accident, police said, adding, "Alcohol may have also been a factor on the part of the pedestrian."

Wymore did not realize that she had struck Abreu and continued on, police said.

"After arriving home the driver saw her broken right side mirror and returned to the accident scene," according to police. "The driver is cooperating with the investigation and alcohol is not a factor."

Springfield police ask that anyone with information call 541-726-3714.


Man wanted for counterfeit arrested

A fugitive wanted on counterfeit and burglary charges in California was arrested in Newport on Saturday afternoon, following a driving check by police.

Jonathan James Trusty, 43, of Newport was pulled over in his car about 2 p.m. after failing to adhere to a traffic stop. According to police, a Newport police officer found that Trusty was a wanted fugitive out of California on multiple charges of counterfeiting, forgery and burglary.

Trusty was arrested and taken to the Lincoln County Jail on the charge of being a fugitive from another state. His bail was set at $150,000.

Trusty also was issued a citation for driving violations.


More Chipotle-linked E. coli cases expected

Health officials expect the number of people sickened by an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Oregon and Washington to grow.

As of Friday, three people in the Portland area and 19 people in Western Washington had become sick from E. coli.

There have been no reports from the Eugene restaurant location, and it remained open on Sunday.

- Register-Guard and news service reports

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Date:Nov 2, 2015
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