Accidents in a crosswalk at one busy Portland intersection are so common a nearby resident keeps a stack of blankets handy that she uses when she rushes out to help a victim.
Patricia Denuil told KATU she's come to expect the sound of screeching cars and screaming pedestrians. She says when she hears a crash she knows what happened and grabs a blanket.
A 25-year-old man was killed Friday in the crosswalk at Southeast 156th and Division. The four-lane crosswalk is marked but trees and power poles block drivers' vision.
Police are meeting with city transportation officials to decide whether to add flashing lights.