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Hit-and-run victim asks for help finding driver
Friday, October 14, 2011

IRMO, SC (WIS) - Police are looking for the person they say hit a man on his motorcycle and then took off. The victim survived, and he wants your help.

It happened in Irmo at the intersection of Farming Creek and Dreher Shores roads.

"I just think it was despicable," said Mike Sanford.

Mike says he was headed home after getting his bike serviced, when a driver struck him from behind and drove off. "Just for someone to do that, I don't think I could do that to an animal or dog, let alone a human being," said Sanford.

Sanford, who wasn't wearing a helmet, says he stopped at the intersection to turn left onto Farming Creek Road. "Out of nowhere a car came from behind me and just hit me right here in the rear end, and just slammed me forward into the windshield," Sanford recounted. "My body hit the tank. My ribs hit the handle bars and then the whole bike slammed to the ground and slid sideways across the ground."

The driver took off down the highway as Sanford lay helpless in the middle of the road. Another driver came to his rescue. "I just cannot thank her enough," said Sanford. "I don't know what I would have done if she wasn't there to help me."

That driver told Irmo police the woman who hit Sanford was using her cell phone.

Sanford is recovering from road rash, a broken shoulder, wrist and elbow. He has a message for the driver who hit him. "If this person is listening, I hope they make the right decision and turn themselves in," said Sanford. "Two wrongs don't make a right."

A witness told police the driver was in dark SUV with new car tags. If you have any information that can help investigators, call 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/15691739/hit-and-run-victim-asks-for-help-finding-driver

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