Pedestrian stuck by car
Update: Victim and driver both at same party before accident
Police say the woman pedestrian hit by a car in North Portland had been drinking and stepped into the street before the accident.
Erica Knoy, 20, is in critical condition in an area hospital.
The driver, DeShawn Redeau, 18, has not been cited.
The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29. According to police, Knoy and her boyfriend, Shawn Miller, 18, were at a party earlier in the evening and had consumed alcohol. After the party, they went to McDonalds at North Lombard and Ida to purchase some food. After getting their food, they walked to a nearby bus shelter to wait for the bus.
Police say Knoy, who was wearing dark clothing, walked out into the street to check for the bus when she was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Lombard driven by Redeau. After the accident, Redeau stopped and cooperated with investigators. Redeau did not appear to be driving impaired and was evaluated by Traffic Division Investigators.
By coincidence, Redeau had earlier been at the same party as Knoy and Miller, according to police.
Miller fled the scene prior to police arrival but was located a short time later. Miller told police that he had a no-contact order with Knoy and was not allowed to be around her. Miller provided a full statement to police prior to being booked into jail for the no-contact order, which is a mandatory arrest.
The investigation is ongoing. The driver, Redau, was not cited.