Newport, OR (July 23, 2022) – The Newport Police Department was dispatched to the scene of a hit-and-run crash on Thursday, July 21st. The collision took place around 12:10 a.m. on SW 2nd Street at the intersection with SW High Street.
When officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old Newport man who was bleeding from the head. An investigation revealed that a black 2006 Audi A4 was traveling westbound on SW 2nd. The driver approached the victim, who was on an electric bicycle, and caused a collision. The driver of the Audi left the scene without stopping or providing any medical aid to the victim.
Police later determined that the suspect was a 33-year-old Newport man. They traveled to the driver’s address on NW Spring Street and placed him under arrest for felony hit-and-run. The victim was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash was investigated by the Newport Police. The Newport Fire Department, Pacific West Ambulance, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.
No further details are available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well-wishes to the injured victim following this hit-and-run crash in Newport.
Oregon Injury Accidents
An Oregon injury accident can result in serious outcomes for victims. A hit-and-run accident is a special class of accidents where a driver causes and crash and also fails to remain at the accident scene. By law, drivers are required to stop when they are involved in a collision. If the accident also results in injuries, the driver who leaves the scene can also be charged with a felony. Many hit-and-run accidents are caused by drivers who were driving negligently in the first place and they are also likely to lead to serious injuries.
Following a hit-and-run collision, you should reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. These types of accidents can present complicated legal issues. The driver who hit you may not have car insurance to help pay for your injuries. In this case, it is important to speak with an attorney who can help look for potential coverage from other sources. You certainly do not want to get shortchanged because of someone else’s negligence and carelessness behind the wheel.
At Johnson & Taylor, we fight hard for our clients when they have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness. We strongly believe that all innocent crash victims deserve to be fully compensated for their injuries. We will make sure that the other driver is held accountable and that your future looks brighter following a serious injury crash.
Our firm is standing by to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will explain your legal rights and go over all of your options to ensure that you are making the best decision moving forward. To schedule your time to speak with a Newport car accident attorney, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
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