Grants Pass, Ore., — “First of all, I wouldn’t be walking on a narrow county road when it’s dark out.”
That’s the warning Sergeant Jeff Proulx with Oregon State Police is giving after a Josephine County woman was hit by a car over the weekend.
The woman says she was walking along Williams Highway and Jaynes Road when a car slowed down and bumped her.
When she got up, she says he reversed, bumped her again – and pulled her into the car by her hair.
The woman says she fought back, and was able to get out the car.
She says she has bruises on her face, and road rash on one side of her body.
“We had troopers on scene and did the initial investigation, very minor injuries, she was transported to Three Rivers Hospital there in the Grants Pass area and treated for those injuries and released.” said Sergeant Proulx.
While Oregon State Police are investigating the incident, they don’t have many leads.
“We don’t have any leads on a vehicle, someone said there was a vehicle, but we don’t have any description of the vehicle.” said Sergeant Proulx.
But Sergeant Proulx does have advice for anyone walking alone, or at night.
“People have these little strobe lights now whether if flashes white or red, to indicate where you are, bikers do it too.” said Sergeant Proulx.
And if you don’t have a light, wear light colored, reflective clothing.
“That’s probably the best, staying off the roadway. If you do see a car coming, step off the roadway off to the shoulder a little further, until the car passes, to make sure they won’t be able to see you until they’re right on top of you.” said Sergeant Proulx.
Oregon State Police are still investigating the incident.
If you have any information you are asked to call them.