Want $10,000? Help find the mystery driver in a hit-and-run case

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Conor McMahon

PORTLAND, Ore. -- If you help crack the case of who ran over a 20-year-old early in the morning on New Year's Day, his parents will pay you $10,000.

Patrick McMahon and his wife told KATU on Saturday that they'll reach into their own pockets if someone gives information leading to an arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run suspect.

Their son, Conor, 20, was leaving a party in North Portland on January 1st when witnesses told police a minivan ran him over from behind.

"Somebody knows this person. Somebody knows what's going on," said Patrick, who has been caring for his son along with his wife since the accident. "It's a senseless act and we feel obliged to bring this to the community attention."

Conor dropped out of college in California and moved back in with his parents in S.W. Portland during his recovery.

He can't walk.  He spends all day in a hospital bed in their den.

His mind was not affected.

He seemed in good spirits during a talk with KATU on Saturday, although he asked that no pictures or video be taken of him. He's missing many of his teeth and needs expensive dental care.

He's expected to make a full recovery after several more months of bed-rest and care, according to his dad.

A spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau said there were no updates on the investigation.

Patrick McMahon hopes his $10,000 reward will jog someone's memory.

Conor's friends told detectives the driver seemed Hispanic or middle eastern, was around 30 years old, had a soul patch, and drove a minivan or SUV with an illegal taxi meter.

You can contact police with tips at at 503-823-3333.