Biker wants answers after being hit by car, left for dead
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man is lucky to be alive after being left for dead on the side of the road. He was cycling on Sunday evening when a car hit him from behind and the driver took off.
“Why didn’t they stop?” asks Jerry Carr, sitting in a neck brace as tears stream down his face, “I am a human being. I would stop if I hit someone to see if they were okay.
Carr was walking down Holt Road just past Ridenour Park. His family say tire tracks show a car left the road and hit him from behind. They found his bike with the mangled rear tire. Carr doesn’t even remember leaving her house for a ride.
“That’s all I remember is waking up in the hospital,” Carr says, “I had a road jacket on with reflectors on it. I know they could see me, and they still crushed me.
His wife Angela says their cell phones are connected by GPS. When she realized something was wrong, she frantically started tracking her phone. He traveled from hospital to hospital. At one point, he spent several hours in Small Claims Court.
“I think what happened was he dropped his phone in the ambulance when he was being dropped off,” Angela Carr says of that terrifying night, “We drove by and saw the bike. That’s when I really freaked out. I thought it was dead somewhere. I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital and identify a body. That’s when I started calling jails and hospitals. Hospitals still wouldn’t tell me. I had to go one-on-one.
Once she found Jerry, she thought he was dead.
“He woke up and asked me what happened. I told him he had been run over by a car,” says Angela.
He suffered neck injuries, skull fractures and half of his ear was ripped off and glued back together.
“It has to be someone without a conscience because I was like, ‘I killed that person?’ asks Angela.
Police reports indicate that a car’s red mirror cap was found at the scene. If you live in the area of Holt Road and Cossell Road, please check the CCTV cameras. You may have seen the car late Sunday evening. Carr left her home after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.
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