“Hit-and-run crash leaves two seriously injured on London Road; Modesto Ramos-Lopez arrested”

By | July 14, 2023



Lane County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left two people seriously injured in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening on London Road. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office located a 2009 Honda Civic believed to be involved in the crash and arrested the driver, Modesto Ramos-Lopez, 24. Ramos-Lopez has been charged with second-degree assault, hit and run, reckless driving, and fourth-degree assault.

According to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the crash involved a motorcycle and a car. After the collision, the car fled the scene and headed southbound. The motorcycle operator was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, while the motorcycle’s passenger was also transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Ramos-Lopez is currently in custody at the Lane County Jail as of July 14, according to jail records. The investigation into the hit-and-run crash is ongoing.

Hit-and-run incidents can have devastating consequences, often leaving innocent victims with serious injuries or even fatalities. It is crucial for drivers to remain at the scene of an accident and report it to the authorities. Fleeing the scene of a crash is not only illegal but also shows a lack of responsibility and disregard for the well-being of others.

Law enforcement agencies take hit-and-run cases seriously and work diligently to apprehend and prosecute those responsible. By holding individuals accountable for their actions, authorities hope to send a message that hit-and-run behavior will not be tolerated.

If you witness a hit-and-run accident or have any information that could help authorities in their investigation, it is important to come forward and report it. Your information could make a significant difference in bringing justice to the victims and their families..