RAINIER, Ore. – A teen in Rainier was struck by a car while he was jogging, and when he regained consciousness the driver was gone.
Now the 16-year-old’s father is asking the driver to come forward.
The boy, who asked to remain anonymous, is a cross-country runner. He was struck from behind while on a run about two miles from Rainier Junior/Senior High School.
“I was knocked out cold,” he said. “I was out for at least 10 to 15 minutes.”
He said the only safe place he could think to go was the school, so he walked there and school officials got him to a nearby hospital. He was badly bruised, but had no broken bones.
The boy's father said he knows the outcome could have been much worse.
“They could very easily have ended my son’s life,” he said. “But by the grace of God…he's alive, he's up and he's walking!”
He just wants the person who hit his son to admit it.
Deputies went to the crash scene, but were unable to find any evidence.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 397-1521.
KGW Reported Reggie Aqui contributed to this report.