(UPDATE: September 21 at 7:31 p.m.)

The Missoula Police Department provided the following update:

  • Parties involved are being cooperative with the investigation
  • The pedestrian was using a motorized wheelchair at the time of the accident
  • The pedestrian is an adult male
  • Russell St. opened and resumed to normal traffic flow just before 5:45 P.M.

 The current medical condition of the pedestrian is unknown.

Accident investigations take time, and this case is still under investigation by the Missoula Police Department Detective Division.

(First report: September 21 at 4:19 p.m.)

On September 21, 2022, around 4:10 p.m., the Missoula Police Department reported an accident on Russell Street. According to Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold, MPD is investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian injury accident.

"The accident was reported to Missoula Police Department on September 22, 2022, at 3:25 PM on Russell Street at Strand Avenue," Arnold said. "Currently, northbound lanes on Russell Street are closed at Kensington Avenue. Expect traffic delays and detours. Currently, no details are available on the involved parties or the cause of the accident. "

Arnold said MPD Accident Investigators and Detectives are on the scene. When additional details are available, they will be provided.

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