Crosswalk Safety Concerns After Pedestrians Hit

, Posted: Sun, September 1 2013 at 10:38 PM, Updated: Sun, September 1 2013 at 10:42 PM

A Medford man is behind bars after hitting two pedestrian's in a crosswalk with his car Saturday evening.

According to police 32 year old Benjamin Thurman was driving northbound on Columbus in west Medford when he hit the two men near Prune Street.

Tonight, the names of the victims have not been released but we are told they are in stable condition with significant injuries.

Thurman failed to pass a field sobriety test.

He was taken into custody and remains behind bars at the Jackson County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, 2 counts of assault in the 3rd degree and reckless driving.

Residents near the intersection of Columbus and Prune say trying to cross the street is dangerous.

They say it isn't the first time they've seen people jet through the intersection.

They are hoping this horrific accident will allow something to be done to make it safer.

Neighbors say people need to realize there's a crosswalk and they need to stop when pedestrians are crossing.


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