Pedestrian Killed in Grants Pass Car Crash

Date: October 20, 2009
Location: Highway 238 (Williams Highway), Grants Pass, Oregon
Names: Timothy Brian Thomas Harden, Stephen Ewan

A 28-year-old Grants Pass, Oregon, man died October 20, 2009, after he ran from his driveway into the road for unknown reasons, directly into the path of a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser traveling east on Highway 238, also known as Williams Highway, about nine miles east of the city.

According to an Oregon State Police press release, the driver, Stephen Ewan, 62, of Williams, was unable to avoid hitting Timothy Brian Thomas Harden.

Harden’s wife arrived at the crash site moments after the incident and called 911. Authorities pronounced Harden dead at the scene.

As of October 20, Oregon State Police were continuing to investigate. Rural/Metro Fire Department, AMR Ambulance Service, and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

A tragedy like this leaves many questions unanswered. Why did Harden run out into the street that night? Was he trying to retrieve something from the road? Did he think he had time to make it across? Or was it something else? We hope the state police investigation will give Harden’s family some answers.

Many car crashes are difficult to understand. If you have been in an accident where details are not clear, or some aspect of the crash seems unusual or puzzling, it is especially important to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. A skilled lawyer will be able to conduct a thorough investigation, hopefully provide some answers, and advocate for you while you concentrate on your recovery.