Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 8th, 2009 at 1:41 pm
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The Beaverton Police Department reports that last night at about 11:49 pm, a man was hit by a truck on SW Hall Blvd just west of SW Scholls Ferry Road. The truck fled the scene and left 53 year old Jeff Connor laying the middle of the road.
Here are more details from BPD:
“It was reported that a truck had hit a bicyclist…and fled the scene…witnesses told them [the cops] he watched the suspect’s truck stop at a driveway that exited onto SW Hall Blvd then turned left (eastbound). However, as the driver pulled out the truck hit Mr. Connor, who had been traveling west on SW Hall Blvd. This happened near the northwest corner of the intersection, just west of SW Scholls Ferry Road on SW Hall Blvd.”
OMC reports that Connor will have surgery later today (injuries are not life-threatening), and his story will be featured at 5:00 tonight on channel 6.
The vehicle is a tan, mid-90’s pickup truck with a standard cab and no tailgate. Damage from the crash should be on the front left bumper near the headlight. Anyone with information regarding this crash, the suspect(s) or suspect vehicle is asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111.
Hit and runs are not uncommon, but I have yet to hear of a local TV media employee being the victim. It will be interesting to note how KOIN covers the story when the victim is one of their own.