Man Injured After Jumping in Front of Vehicle (Photo)
ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A Rogue River man was hospitalized Monday night after jumping in front of a moving vehicle. Deputies say the pedestrian was intoxicated. The teen driver was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.
On June 11, 2018, at 10:26 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 2500-block of East Evans Creek Road. Witnesses reported the pedestrian, Daniel Lee Allen Warner, 34, of the 400-block of Oak Street, was walking in the middle of the road just prior to the crash.
Deputies learned that Warner jumped directly in front of the vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy of the 8100-block of East Evans Creek Road. The 2006 Nissan Titan pickup struck Warner, who flew more than 100 feet before landing on the ground. Deputies found Warner to be conscious and breathing, but highly intoxicated.
Rogue River Fire personnel responded to the scene. Warner was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. He was reportedly in stable condition Tuesday morning.
Deputies say the driver is cooperating with the investigation; no criminal charges against the driver are expected. The case will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office to review for a charge of disorderly conduct against Warner.
East Evans Creek Road was closed for approximately two hours while deputies investigated the crash. Deputies were assisted by Rogue River Police and Central Point Police.