Authorities with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) have issued an alert that they are actively seeking a green Ford Mustang that was involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Vancouver area on Wednesday morning.
WSP spokesman Trooper Will Finn says a man – identified as William Johnson of Vancouver – pulled his vehicle over on the side of the road to deal with mechanical problems when a green 1990s Mustang pulled up in front of him. Soon after, the car backed up and pinned Johnson against his own vehicle.
Johnson yelled out in pain and the driver drove forward, which caused Johnson to fall and hit his head on the bumper. The vehicle reportedly accelerated away from the scene and left Johnson injured to the point that he had to crawl back to his vehicle. There, he called police and he was later transported to Peace Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
From The Oregonian:
The Washington State Patrol is asking for the public's help in finding a late 1990s green Ford Mustang that was involved in an injury accident early Wednesday morning along State Route 14 in Vancouver.
According to Trooper Will Finn, spokesman for the WSP, the Mustang allegedly fled the scene of an accident after pinning a man between it and another car, injuring him.
Finn said the incident took place when William Johnson of Vancouver pulled over to the side of the road after having mechanical problems with his 1987 Subaru. Johnson turned on his four-way flashers, got out of the car and checked under his hood.
While he was doing so, the Mustang pulled over and parked in front of him. Johnson said he then heard the car rev its engine before suddenly backing up and pinning him. Johnson said he began yelling and the Mustang pulled forward.
He fell and struck his head on the bumper of the Mustang, which then rapidly accelerated away from the scene.
Johnson was unable to stand, so crawled back to his vehicle and called 9-1-1. When emergency workers arrived, they took him to Peace Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Johnson told troopers the Mustang has tinted windows and troopers say it will have rear bumper damage.
Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Chad Greene at 360-449-7999.
– The Oregonian