WSP: Driver backs into pedestrian on Highway 14

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: December 6, 2012, 9:27 PM

 

The Washington State Patrol is looking for the driver of a car that backed into a pedestrian on state Highway 14 early Thursday.

The incident was reported around 2:30 a.m. on east Highway 14 near Lieser Road.

According to WSP, William S. Johnson, 25, of Vancouver was in the right shoulder of the highway checking the engine of his disabled Subaru when a green Ford Mustang pulled in front of him. Johnson said the car backed up suddenly, pinning him between the two vehicles. Johnson yelled, and the vehicle moved forward before rapidly leaving the scene. The Mustang then took the Lieser Road exit.

Johnson attempted to wave down passing cars but was unsuccessful. He crawled down the shoulder and called 911 from his car.

Johnson was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with a leg injury, said Trooper Will Finn, WSP spokesman.

Johnson said the car that hit him was a green, late ’90s Mustang with tinted windows and Washington plates.

Anyone with information on the crash should call Trooper Chad Greene at 360-449-7999.