An Ashland woman remained in critical condition this morning after being struck late Saturday by a pickup truck on Ashland Street.

An Ashland woman remained in critical condition this morning after being struck late Saturday by a pickup truck on Ashland Street.

Eileen Brennan, 54, was hit at 10:50 p.m. in the 2500 block of Ashland Street, near Clover Lane, police said.

The driver fled the scene in a large red pickup without a canopy, witnesses told police.

Brennan sustained serious injuries in the crash and was rushed to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, according to police. She remained in intensive care this morning, a hospital spokesman said.

It appears Brennan was either in the Best Western Winsor Inn parking lot at 2520 Ashland St. or near by it when the pickup backed up and ran into her, Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness said this morning. She was dragged backward by the truck for several feet before the truck turned and drove forward on to Ashland Street, he said.

Police have little information about what Brennan was doing in the area, because they have not yet been able to interview her, Holderness said.

“She was in pretty bad shape when we got there, so I’m sure we didn’t get a statement from her,” he said. “Until we do, we probably won’t know what she was doing.”

Brennan lives near the Oak Knoll Golf Course, which is near where the crash occurred, Holderness said.

The truck left the scene before police arrived. Witnesses could provide no further descriptions of the vehicle, according to police.

It’s unclear if the driver knew that the Brennan had been struck, Holderness said.

“We’re hoping if that’s true that the driver will come forward if they realize what happened,” he said.

It was raining at the time of the crash, so visibility may have been poor, he said.

The truck left the scene before police arrived. Witnesses could provide no further descriptions of the vehicle, according to police.

The Jackson County Severe Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team assisted the Ashland Police Department in analyzing the crime scene. The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Ashland Police Department at 482-5211.
Contact staff writer Hannah Guzik at 482-3456 ext. 226 or hguzik@dailytidings.com.