Pedestrian escapes with minor injuries from apparent hit-and-run

A Beaverton man was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 9, after the car he was driving struck a male pedestrian crossing Southwest Barnes Road that afternoon near the Catlin Gabel School.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. by: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Ray Patrick Jones, 59, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 9, after his car struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk on Southwest Barnes Road.

The driver, Patrick Jones, 59, of Beaverton allegedly left the crash scene and was later arrested on accusations of driving under the influence of intoxicants and other related charges.

Sheriff's deputies responded to Southwest Barnes Road and 88th Avenue around 5:08 p.m. on a report of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian. Deputies contacted the victim who told them he was crossing the street in a crosswalk with an activated "walk" signal. He saw a 2001 Honda CRV headed toward him and tried to jump out of the way before he was struck.

The Honda, driven by Jones, struck the 27-year-old Portland man. The victim was thrown into the air and landed on the car, shattering its windshield. The victim told deputies that Jones stopped briefly and then left the scene.

A witness to the crash provided deputies the license plate number she wrote down. The deputies called Jones, who agreed to meet with them. He was arrested around 9:13 p.m.

Jones was booked into the Washington County Jail pending a $20,000 bail bond on accusations of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, failure to perform the duties of a driver – hit and run, and fourth-degree assault.

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