PORTLAND A 20-year-old man was hit by a vehicle early on New Year s Day and left lying in a North Portland roadway. Now his parents want the driver who did it to come forward.
Conor McMahon was walking down North Lombard Street with a friend after a New Year s Eve party near the University of Portland. Cindy McMahon, Conor s mother, said a driver pulled up next to them and offered the young men a ride.
When they declined, the driver pulled a U-turn, ran over Conor and drove away.
A bartender getting into her car nearby heard the impact and went to see what happened.
I heard the car peel out and then heard the thumping, and then he took off, Jill Campbell told KGW. I drove over there and the kid's back was ripped open. I ended up grabbing a blanket and holding his back closed until the EMT's got there.
Conor suffered several broken bones and other internal injuries.
Conor lost roughly a third to a half of his blood volume, his mother said. How could someone intentionally target a young person, drive over him and leave him for dead?
Cindy said Conor still faces at least six months of rehabilitation.
She s hoping the few clues police have will be enough to track down the driver who hit him. The driver was a white man in his 30s or 40s, in a small SUV or minivan.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Portland police at 503-823-3333 or submit a tip here.