SUBURBAN BOCA RATON, Fla. - Getting off the couch isn't something Andrew Pearson can do on his own. A hit and run accident put him on his back for weeks.
"It was 44 stitches in my leg and ten in my head," said Pearson, who moved here from England three years ago. "It's very painful, without my wife it'd really be a problem, I can't even go to the bathroom, really."
Monday at about 9:30 p.m. Pearson was riding his scooter west on Palmetto Park Road when he was knocked hard from behind and went flying. He regrets not wearing a helmet.
Witnesses say a dark-colored car speeding and weaving through traffic hit Pearson and then took off.
Pearson was conscious the whole time and says the driver made a U-turn and then went south on Palmetto Park, but that was the last time he saw the car. His scooter was in pieces.
"We never even found the back tire, that went down Palmetto somewhere," he said.
Pearson says he can handle using crutches until his broken ankle heals, but the thought on this driver still out on the road grates on him.
"I wake up and hope it's just a bad dream. I don't want him to do it to someone else, it's not right," he said.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's detectives are investigating. If you have any information on this case call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477).
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