A Rogue River man is hospitalized in stable condition after he reportedly jumped in the path of an oncoming vehicle.
At 10:26 p.m. Monday, 34-year-old Daniel Lee Allen Warner was struck by a juvenile driving a 2006 Nissan Titan pickup in the 2500 block of East Evans Creek near Rogue River, according to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Warner reportedly “jumped directly in front of the vehicle,” sending him flying more than 100 feet, according to police. Rogue River Fire District was first to the scene, where they found Warner conscious and breathing, although “highly intoxicated,” according to police.
Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that Warner had been walking in the middle of the road before the crash.
The 16-year-old driver, who was not named in the release, is cooperating with police, and sheriff’s deputies don’t expect any criminal charges against the boy.
Warner could face a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for his role in the crash, but no charges had been filed against him in Jackson County Circuit Court as of Tuesday afternoon.