Update: Both lanes reopened after multiple accidents.
The New Young’s Bay Bridge is closed due to a report of multiple motor vehicle crashes. Traffic is currently being re-routed on both the Astoria and Warrenton side of the bridge. Motorists are asked to avoid the area or take alternative routes. This information will be updated when the bridge is re-opened.
On 07/08/2019 at 12:10 hrs. Astoria Dispatch Center received a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 400 Block of West Marine Dr. Astoria Police, Astoria Fire Department and Medix Ambulance responded. The initial arriving officers found 39 year old Steven Black of Astoria in the roadway. He was suffering from a severe leg injury that had severed the femoral artery. Officers were able to use tourniquet’s to stop the bleeding.
The initial investigation revealed Black ran from the shoulder of the road into the roadway before being struck by a Westbound Chevrolet pickup truck. Black was over 100 feet West of the intersection when he ran into traffic.
Black was initially transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment and was later transferred to a Portland area hospital via Life Flight.
We are aware that there is an outage affecting Charter customers. It appears cable, internet and phones are down. If you are a Charter landline telephone customer and you are unable to dial out, we recommend using a cell phone until services are restored.