SALEM A Salem woman is in intensive care after getting struck by a car in the fog Saturday evening, police said.
Sthefany Viorato-Navuaez, 18, was with two friends crossing Silverton Road near 47th Avenue when she was hit by a car heading east on Silverton Road. None of her friends was hit, said Don Thomson with the Marion County Sheriff s Office.
The driver, 39-year-old Robert Mallorie, immediately stopped to help Viorato-Navuaez. He then drove her to the hospital, Thomson said.
Mallorie told deputies he was driving about 35 mph in thick fog on Silverton Road. He hit Viorato-Navuaez as she started to cross the street and said he didn t see her until he hit her, Thomson said.
Mallorie was fully cooperative with investigators and was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. His 8-year-old daughter was in the car at the time, and was not hurt.
Deputies said Viorato-Navuaez and her friends were wearing dark clothing and did not press the crosswalk button to activate the lights.
Authorities do not know the extent of Viorato-Navuaez s injuries.