Two cyclists hit by Jeep while crossing 30th Ave

Two cyclists hit by Jeep while crossing 30th Ave
Anzu McMullen and Yutaro Tashiro (photo taken from Tashiro's Facebook page)

EUGENE, Ore. -- Two bicyclists were hit by a Jeep Friday morning while crossing E 30th Ave. in the pedestrian crosswalk at Alder St., Eugene Police said.

Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said Yutaro Tashiro, 24, and Anzu McMullen, 21 (both from Eugene) were taken to Sacred Heart at RiverBend with serious injuries. They are both expected to survive, officials said.

Police said that the couple was riding their bikes at around 9 a.m. Friday when they started to cross E 30th in the pedestrian crosswalk at Alder Street.

McLaughlin said that an eastbound Jeep driven by Theresa Kittidumrongkool, 51 of Eugene, failed to stop for the flashing pedestrian crossing signals and hit the cyclists.

She was cited for failing to yield to pedestrians and driving without a valid state license.