|
|
|
MailTribune.com
  • UPDATED: Woman in critical condition after hit and run (11:20 a.m.)

  • Medford police have located the vehicle involved in an alleged hit and run Monday night and have arrested two suspects.
    • email print
  • »  RELATED CONTENT
  • Updated 11:20 a.m.
    Medford police have located the vehicle involved in an alleged hit and run Monday night and have arrested two suspects.
    Lt. Mike Budreau confirmed police received a tip at 6:30 a.m. today, leading officers to the 1900 block of Orchard Home Drive in Medford, where they located the vehicle. The names of the suspects, a man and a woman, will be released soon. Both have been booked in the Jackson County Jail.
    Police said the name of the woman run over by the vehicle will also be released later today. She remains at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
    Updated 8 a.m.
    The 19-year-old woman run over by a Toyota 4Runner Monday night was reportedly in an argument with the driver before the incident.
    "There was some type of altercation that occurred at this vehicle," said Lt. Mike Budreau of Medford police. "We're still investigating that aspect of it."
    The vehicle began to drive away. The woman either held on to it or was pulled alongside before she fell and was run over by the vehicle's rear tire, Budreau said.
    "We are not sure at this point if the suspect is known to the victim or what the relationship would be," Budreau said, adding it's likely the woman and suspect did not know each other. "It's hard to say because we haven't been able to talk to her yet."
    Surveillance video was not able to pick up a license plate, but police are still hopeful the public will be able to identify the driver.
    "We're hoping the vehicle is unique enough that somebody will be able to identify it," Budreau said.
    7:15 a.m.
    A 19-year-old woman is in critical condition after being run over in the north Medford Fred Meyer parking lot Monday night, and police are looking for the driver who allegedly fled the scene.
    Medford police reported the incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. at 2424 Crater Lake Highway. They say a 1980s Toyota 4Runner with a red or brown stripe down the side struck the woman and drove away, according to witness statements. There are still few details available about the incident, including where in the parking lot the hit and run occurred.
    Medford Fire-Rescue officials reported the woman had "significant" injuries. She was transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, where she remains in critical condition. Her name was not immediately available.
    We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.
    Anyone with information about the vehicle should call Medford police at 541-770-4783.
    — Ryan Pfeil
Reader Reaction
      • calendar