On 12/5/18 at 5:14 PM officers from the Medford Police Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on South Pacific Hwy. south of Garfield Street. Officers arrived on scene and began the investigation while the seriously injured pedestrian was treated by Medford Fire and Mercy Flights personnel. The initial investigation determined the involved vehicle was traveling southbound when it struck the pedestrian who was crossing South Pacific Hwy.
The pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital and is currently undergoing treatment for serous injuries related to the crash. The involved vehicle fled the scene before officers arrived and has not been located. The involved vehicle is reported to be an unknown color sedan missing the rear bumper. The front passenger side may have damage to the front headlight area.
ODOT personnel responded to the scene and are assisting with traffic control during the investigation. The southbound lanes of South Pacific Hwy will continue to be diverted for an undetermined amount of time while the scene is being investigated.
This crash is being investigated by members of the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) Team from the Medford Police Department and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.
Chantal Haney 26 yrs
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Medford Police Department.
On 12/6/18 at 1247 PM a citizen provided information regarding the location of a vehicle they believed was involved in this hit and run case. Officers from the Medford Police Department responded to the 3600 block of Crater Lake Hwy. and located a silver BMW sedan with front end damage consistent with the case. Officers were able to identify the owner of the vehicle, who was then contacted at work. The suspect was cooperative and upon being interviewed was lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the below listed charges.
Janathean Walker 20 yrs
Fail to Perform Duties of Driver (Felony) Bail $7,500.00