Friday 30 September 2016

Police release graphic footage of hit and run in hopes of finding men who ran down grandfather

Published 04/08/2015 | 10:25

Tracy Leavitt (inset) was hit at speed by a van in an apparent road-rage incident
Tracy Leavitt (inset) was hit at speed by a van in an apparent road-rage incident

Police in America have released graphic footage of a man getting knocked down at speed in the hope that it will help them track down two men involved.

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Emergency teams responded to a call on Friday after Tracy Leavitt (53) was hit at speed by a van in an apparent road-rage incident. Mr Leavitt was rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police in Hemet, California released the video on Monday, which shows the grandfather being thrown in the air after the collision. Prior to this, the video shows Mr Leavitt confronting two men, who are there when he is hit by the van.

A GoFundMe page has been set up the help the family finance Tracy's long road to recovery. On the fundraising page, the family outline what a nightmare the last few days have been.

"Tracy is severely injured, currently in trauma care. He has a collapsed lung, broken bones, and needs a hip AND knee replacement. Not only are the hospital bills going to be astronomical, but he is the sole bread winner of his family and self-employed," they wrote.

"Recovery is going to be an extremely long road, of up to a year or more. They will have very little money coming in to pay their bills and mortgage."

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