Naked man runs from scene of Eugene crash

Part of the incident was caught on camera.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 3:49 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2020 11:17 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A naked man was seen running down the street after reportedly crashing his car into a tree and a fence in a Eugene backyard on Monday, witnesses said.

The crash happened at Colton Way and Avalon Street just after 2 p.m.

Witnesses on scene told KEZI 9 News they saw the naked man buckled up in the car, and he got out and ran down Colton Way.

The man was having a mental crisis, police said, and he was taken to a local hospital. 

Police said they have cited the man for reckless driving, hit-and-run and other violations.

At the time of the crash, the homeowner said she was in the dining room and said the whole house shook. The home itself was not damaged.

The tree that was hit by the car was 15 feet tall.

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