Police search for hit-and-run driver who injured student

PORTLAND, Ore. - Police need your help finding the driver responsible for hitting and injuring a college student home for the holidays.

Police told KATU News when they arrived near the intersection of N Lombard Street and Jordan Avenue early Wednesday morning, they found 20-year-old Conor McMahon on the street injured. He'd been run over.

McMahon had cuts, bruises and a broken pelvis. His family says the vehicle that ran McMahon over went diagonally across his midsection. It didn't just clip him.

McMahon and a friend had been at a New Year's Eve party at the University of Portland, and walked over to a nearby Taco Bell restaurant for something to eat.

McMahon's friend, Mark Mallory, told police that a car, possibly a minivan, stopped to offer the pair a ride. They declined because Mark's dad was on his way to pick them up.

Mallory told police the vehicle drove a short distance away, did a u-turn, came back and ran Conor down, then took off.

Pictures on McMahon's Facebook page show him playing football for Jesuit high school. He also went to Lincoln high school before enrolling at Santa Clara University, where his family says he was studying biomedical engineering.

Conor McMahon is in the hospital recovering from his injuries, while police are still looking for the car that ran him down.

Connor McMahon's dad was too shaken Wednesday night to talk much about what had happened.

"Imagine being woken up with his news," said Pat McMahon. "At 3:30 in the morning. It is so horrible."

He is just glad his son will recover, and he says police may have found pieces of the vehicle that hit his son that could lead to the driver responsible.