Victim Loses Leg in Hit-and-Run Crash in Georgia
EAST RIDGE, GA- Timesfreepress.com writes that a pickup truck struck a 37-year-old man on a motorcycle last week, causing the victim to lose a leg. The driver responsible for the crash then fled the scene leaving the injured man on the road.*
Responders transported the victim to Erlanger for treatment, and doctors made the decision to amputate the man’s left leg.
The victim, who has five children, says that he is feeling better and seems optimistic regarding his recovery. He came home from the hospital this week and will soon be fitted for a prosthetic. The victim gave thanks to his medical staff and a woman who is an amputee who visited to help provide him with support and information.
A GoFundMe page is being used to help the victim cover the costs associated with the financial burden because he is no longer able to work at his former job, which involved delivering wallboard.
While the victim is working on recovering from the traumatic injuries, police are still trying to locate the driver involved in the wreck. Police found a Ford front plate at the scene of the accident. Footage from a surveillance camera shows a red pickup truck that police suspect could have been involved in the accident. Witnesses stated that they saw the vehicle driving on Ringgold Road following the collision.
Two days after the crash, police found the vehicle, which was abandoned. The driver has not been apprehended, and police still do not know the identity of the individual. Once arrested, the driver will be facing numerous charges, including leaving the scene of an accident.
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