Blind man hit in Salem crosswalk
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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 (http://is.gd/PunrkP ) 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, http://www.statesmanjournal.com