BEND, OR -- A Bend man is in critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle Thursday night. Bend Police say the 76-year-old was found on the ground at the NW 14th and Newport Roundabout, at about 9:30 p.m. He was immediatly taken to St. Charles Bend with life-threatening injuries.
The cause and details of the crash remain under investigation, but BPD says he was the victim of Felony Hit and Run. Investigators ask for the public's help locating the suspect and vehicle, described as a dark colored larger SUV, possibly a Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade or Chevrolet Suburban. The vehicle was described as clean, shiny and possibly a 2008 to 2012 model. The driver was a white male, 40-60 years of age, 5'10"-6'00", 180 lbs., medium build with brown hair and a scruffy brown beard.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Bend Police Department at the non-emergency dispatch: 541-693-6911.
UPDATE (10/31/22) -- Bend Police say 76-year-old Wlter James Lane has died from injuries he sustained on October 27th. Investigators continue to search for leads and ask for the public's help to identify the driver.