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Sheriff: Man Hospitalized after He 'Jumped' in Front of Moving Truck

Investigators believe that the injured man was 'highly intoxicated' at the time of the incident, and they say that the driver has been cooperating.

Posted: Jun. 12, 2018 11:02 AM

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — One Rogue River man is in the hospital after apparently "jumping" in front of a moving car Monday night, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

Deputies responded to the call just before 10:30 p.m., taking them to the 2500-block of E Evans Creek Road. Witnesses reported seeing  a pedestrian, identified as 34-year-old Daniel Lee Allen Warner, walking down the middle of the road before the crash.

JCSO investigation led them to believe that Warner had jumped directly into the path of a 2006 Nissan Titan pickup driven by a 16-year-old boy in the 8100-block of E Evans Creek Rd. The boy then hit Warner, according to JCSO, flinging the man more than 100 feet before he landed on the ground.

When deputies found Warner, they observed him to be conscious and breathing, but "highly intoxicated."

Responders from Rogue River Fire arrived and tended to Warner, transporting him to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. Warner was reported to be in stable condition as of Tuesday morning.

Deputies say the driver is cooperating with the investigation and no criminal charges are expected. The case will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office to review for a charge of disorderly conduct against Warner, said JCSO.

East Evans Creek Road was closed for approximately two hours while deputies investigated the crash. Deputies were assisted by Rogue River Police and Central Point Police.

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