Hit-and-run victim pleads with driver to come forward


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman is pleading with a driver to come forward after she was hit at NE 80th and Glisan Tuesday night.

Jane Crosswhite, who was heading home after grabbing a bite to eat at East Glisan Pizza, was hit while crossing NE 80th. She doesn’t remember the impact but recalls hearing people screaming.

The driver eventually stopped and got out to see what happened. 

“She came out and people had said as she got out of the car, ‘oh my god, oh my god,'” Crosswhite said. 

The woman, who had either two canes or crutches, got back into her car and Crosswhite thought she was just going to park.

“She started to back up slowly and all of a sudden it was really fast. It was like full gas and then she was gone,” Crosswhite said. “And then there was like a universal roar from everyone that was there.”

Crosswhite was left with a broken fibula and plenty of bruises. She has to miss her daughter’s graduation on the East Coast. 

She’s also left wondering why the woman didn’t stay.

“I hope she comes forward,” she said. “[Because] that’s a hard thing for her to carry around.”

Crosswhite said she feels lucky knowing how many times this happens in Portland with a very different outcome.

“I had people all around me,” she said. “And there are some people that happen to and they’re all by themselves.”

Crosswhite will see an orthopedic surgeon Monday to determine if she needs surgery.

Police are now looking for an older tan or gold Dodge or Toyota minivan with a yellow dealer plate. If you know anything call 503.823.3333.

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