On Sunday, January 26, at approximately 3:29 PM on Cape Kiwanda Dr near Ridge Rd in Pacific City, an older 22 ft RV was southbound on Cape Kiwanda Dr at approximately 10 – 15 MPH being driven by 40-year old Fischer, Matthew Gill Arnold of Sheridan, OR when, according to the initial investigation, he struck an 18-year old pedestrian out of Beaverton OR causing serious injuries. Fischer then struck 3 parked cars on the west side of the roadway and continued southbound without stopping at the scene of the collision.
Fischer was contacted a little further south by responding units. He displayed signs of impairment and reportedly admitted to driving but denied knowing that he had hit a pedestrian or any vehicles. Fischer also admitted having been drinking prior to driving. The pedestrian had a serious leg injury and was flown from the scene via Life Flight to the Valley for treatment at a trauma center. Fischer submitted to Safety Field Sobriety Test’s and did poorly and was arrested.
He later consented to a breath test and his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. Fischer was lodged at the Tillamook County Jail for Felony Hit & Run, Vehicular Assault, Misdemeanor Hit & Run X3, Reckless Endangering a Person X2, Reckless Driving, and DUII. South County Towing removed the RV. The investigation is ongoing. Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District, Adventist Health Ambulance, Life Flight, and Tillamook 911.