The driver escapes after knocking down a woman on Interstate 5 in OR


The pickup driver fled after knocking down a woman who got out of the car to remove the mattress on Interstate 5, Oregon police said.

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The pickup driver knocked down a woman who stopped to remove the mattress from Highway 5 and then fled, Oregon police said.

The woman stopped after on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, spotted a mattress blocking lane on the flyover near Eugene, state police said in a press release sent by McClatchy News.

After removing the mattress, the woman was hit by a red pickup truck moving at high speed as she was returning to her car, which had emergency lights on, police said.

The driver stopped about 50 feet away and went out to check on her, and seeing that she was seriously injured, he rushed back to his truck and ran away, police said.

The woman was seriously injured and police are looking for the pickup driver on suspicion of assault.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 1-800-442-2068 in case SP22035811.

Don Sweeney has been a reporter and editor of a newspaper in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.

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