Doctors plan set of tests on man hit by car




Joseph Reilly, the 21-year-old man injured in last week’s fatal crash in Hazel Dell, is still listed in critical condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, hospital spokesman Ken Cole said Monday.

Aaron Hahn, Reilly’s cousin and spokesman for the family, said little changed in his cousin’s condition over the weekend. Hahn said doctors will slowly be reducing Reilly’s sedation to run a series of tests Monday and Tuesday. He’s currently in a medically induced coma.

Reilly was injured last Tuesday when Annastasia Morrison, 20, of Vancouver lost control of her speeding 2006 Mazda MX6 4-door sedan on Highway 99 near Northeast 72nd Street, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Reilly was walking to work at Smokey’s Hot Oven Pizza at 2:52 p.m. when he was hit by the Mazda. He was thrown across 72nd Street by the impact, landing in the parking lot of Collins Plaza, an office complex. He was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

On Friday, the family asked for the public’s help to pay for medical bills. People can donate to the “Fund for Joseph M. Reilly” at any TwinStar Credit Union branch to help pay his bills.

Hahn on Monday said the family has received a lot of support from the community.

“It means the world to us that so many people are reaching out and supporting Joseph right now,” he said. “It’s really incredible the response from the community.”