Pedestrian, driver identified in Highway 99 accident
Driver turns himself in; victim still critical
Originally published April 16, 2012 at 10:28 a.m., updated April 16, 2012 at 10:12 p.m.
Both parties have been identified in a hit-and-run accident on Highway 99 that hospitalized a pedestrian.
Christopher J. Chavarria, 24, of Vancouver was in satisfactory condition Monday night at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
He was injured about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he apparently cut across Highway 99 toward a C-Tran bus stop.
The vehicle that struck him was described as a southbound red truck. The driver did not stop. However, a man came to the sheriff’s office at 1 a.m. Monday and identified himself as the driver.
That man, Steven Flick, 49, of Vancouver was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run driving. Deputies said they had impounded the damaged truck as evidence.