Driver hits pedestrian, admits he was playing with his iPod

Driver hits pedestrian, admits he was playing with his iPod
Photo courtesy of the Keizer Police Department.

KEIZER, Ore. - A driver admitted to police that he was playing with his iPod when he hit a man who was crossing a street.

The crash, which sent the victim into the windshield of an Infiniti, happened around 10 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Clearview Avenue in Keizer.

According to police, a driver was headed southbound on Cherry Avenue at around 40 miles per hour when he hit 55-year-old Kevin Ives, who was trying to cross the street on his way to a convenience store.

The driver, Astin Trotter, told police he was playing with his iPod and when he looked up, there was a man in the roadway. His windows were also foggy, which limited his visibility.

Trotter stopped at the scene and checked on Ives while a bystander called 9-1-1 for help. Ives ended up with significant, but not life threatening, injuries.

Trotter was issued a citation and released from the scene.