State Patrol Arrests Hit & Run Driving Suspect
In incident that badly injured motorcycle rider
August 12, 2017
(VANCOUVER, WA.) -- The Washington Sate Patrol says a suspect has been arrested in a hit & run collision last month that badly injured a motorcycle rider in Vancouver.
The incident happened Sunday, July 30th around 9:30 pm on State Route 500, just east of Andresen Road and not far from the Vancouver Mall.
A motorcycle rider, Daniel Rowe was westbound on SR 500 when, what was described as a black “Honda-style” passenger car "swerved into his lane," forcing Rowe in turn to swerve his vehicle in order to avoid being hit, according to a patrol statement about the accident.
"Because of the danger posed by the passenger car, Rowe accelerated in an effort to create distance from the swerving vehicle. The black passenger car approached the motorcycle at a high rate of speed, striking it from behind, ejecting Rowe and throwing him to the ground where he landed in the left lane," according to the WSP statement.
The black passenger car then fled the scene without stopping, leaving Rowe badly hurt with multiple broken ribs and a fractured scapula.
"Evidence left behind at the scene indicated the fleeing vehicle was a 2003-2007 Mitsubishi Galant, which fit the description given by Rowe and witnesses," said the WSP statement.
On July 31st a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant with fresh collision damage was located near a residence in Vancouver. Detectives were able to confirm through collision dynamics and evidence left at the scene, this was a match to the vehicle that injured Rowe, according to the WSP.
Detectives arrested Trevon Christensen on August 7th for Felony Hit and Run and booked into him into the Clark County Jail. "Christensen admitted to detectives he was driving the Galant when it struck Rowe’s motorcycle," according to the WSP statement