Nissan driver wanted for Vancouver hit-and-run

Paul P. Adams was critically injured

A driver fled the scene after hitting and injuring a man in Vancouver, February 20 2017. (Vancouver Police)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — A 34-year-old man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run driver struck him in the early hours of Tuesday in Vancouver.

Just before 2 a.m., Paul P. Adams was walking along the shoulder of NE 54th Avenue when he was hit by a driver headed south. The driver did not stay at the scene.

Paul P. Adams in an undated, courtesy photo provided by his family, February 21, 2017
Paul P. Adams in an undated, courtesy photo provided by his family, February 21, 2017

But investigators believe the car that hit Adams was a Nissan sedan that now has significant damage on the passenger side of the grill, headlamp and hood.

On Wednesday, investigators found the car that was involved.

The driver of this car is wanted for a hit and run in Vancouver on February 21, 2017. (VPD)
The driver of this car is wanted for a hit and run in Vancouver on February 21, 2017. (VPD)

Adams was found on the side of the road by a passerby. He was rushed to Peace Health Southwest for treatment.

Adams’ mother, Nancy Peterson, told KOIN 6 News she is not doing well.

“I am not eating. I cry. That’s my first-born in there (the hospital), my son. The person who did this is still out there running free.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit, or email Detective Todd Young at Todd.Young@Clark.Wa.Gov