Police Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 5-year-old Grants Pass girl has been life-flighted to Portland after being dragged through an intersection under a car. Officers say the driver took off.

It happened before 8 a.m. on 9th and North Riverside. Police say a woman was walking her daughter to school. As they were crossing the intersection, a man driving eastbound on Riverside,  turned northbound to 9th Street and hit the little girl.

The girl was transported to Three Rivers Hospital then life-flighted to a Portland hospital. She has multiple fractures to her skull and arms.

“I would assume if you’re life-flighted, it’s a pretty serious condition. I don’t have the specifics. I do know that she had injuries to her arm and to her head,” said Lt. Dennis Ward, with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dull, black-colored GMC Jimmy with a spare tire on the back. The driver is a white man, possibly in his 30’s and was last seen wearing a baseball cap.

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  1. Frank Lengele says:

    This is because the levi was not passed , people wake up. The Meth addicts and criminals are running your town now, fight back and get the Josephine Coubty Sheriffs back on the road and open up the jail and put em back behind bars.

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