UPDATE Man runs into traffic is struck by car

first_imgA 41-year-old man was critically injured Monday night after he reportedly ran into traffic at Northeast 143rd Street and 20th Avenue, in the Salmon Creek area, and was hit by a southbound car.He suffered critical injuries and was unconscious when transported by AMR ambulance just before 9 p.m.,” Dawn Johnson, spokeswoman for Clark County Fire District 6, said in a bulletin. “The man was wearing patient scrubs and no shoes. The driver of the vehicle that hit him did stop.”The man was identified Tuesday morning as Keenan Moss, 42, of Vancouver. He suffered a serious head injury and other injuries, Johnson said.Wednesday evening, Moss was listed in critical condition in intensive care at Southwest Washington Medical Center, a nursing supervisor said.The case is being investigated by a detective with the traffic unit of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, said sheriff’s Sgt. Linda Hayes.Just before running into traffic and being hit, the man had been discharged from Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Johnson said.He’d been taken to that hospital a few hours earlier, about 6 p.m. Monday, after witnesses called 911 and said he ran into traffic at East 40th and Main streets, swinging his fists and yelling, the bulletin said.The 6 p.m. incident is within the jurisdiction of the Vancouver Police Department. Johnson said she was told Vancouver police, after the 6 p.m. incident, put a hold on the man because he was believed to be a danger to himself.last_img

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