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Lincoln City Police asks the public for help in tracking down hit and run driver

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George Phillips, 88 Fighting for his life in a Portland trauma center

George Phillips, 88
Fighting for his life in a Portland trauma center

Provided by Lincoln City Police

Sunday evening at approximately 8:30 PM, Lincoln City Police were dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Crash that involved a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk in the 3300 block of North Highway 101. This particular crosswalk is well lit, well marked and has flashing warning signs to alert oncoming traffic. According to witnesses, the lights were flashing at the time.

Officers arrived on scene and located 88 year old Lincoln City resident George Phillips, who was being given first aid by bystanders. Witnesses at the scene advised Phillips was walking across Highway 101, west to east, in the marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. The vehicle then continued southbound, without stopping or rendering aid.

Witnesses reported the suspect vehicle as a white, older model 2 door sedan. There could be damage to the front grille and/or hood area of the vehicle. The drivers side mirror is now missing the white cover, as it was recovered at the scene.

Phillips was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital by Pacific West Ambulance and later transported to a trauma center with critical injuries. North Lincoln Fire and Rescue also assisted.

Anyone who witnessed or has information about the hit and run is asked to call Officer Zachary Rigg or the Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.

Submitted by Sgt. Mike Leake
Under Authority of Chief Keith Kilian

 

 

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