Blind man hit in Salem crosswalk



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say a driver was drunk when she struck a blind man in a crosswalk in Salem.

The 70-year-old man, John Dashney, was in critical condition at Salem Hospital after the accident Tuesday a few blocks from his home.

The Statesman Journal reports ( ) Dashney is a children’s book author and president of the Willamette chapter of the American Council of the Blind of Oregon.

The 58-year-old Salem woman was jailed on drunken driving and assault charges.


Information from: Statesman Journal,