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Reform man survives hit and run

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REFORM, ALABAMA -     20 year old David Rush says he's thankful to be alive.  Late Friday night, Rush went to get his dog that had been hit on Highway 17 in front of his house.  Rush ended up getting struck by a car himself.  "It hit me right here. I jumped up. It was so low to the ground that if I had not of jumped it probably would have dragged me underneath it.," he said while showing his injuries.

  The car knocked Rush about 40 feet down the road, but the driver kept going.  That's his greatest pain right now. "The fact that they just didn't stop and make sure I was alright."

   Another passerby found rush unconscious in the road.  He was air lifted to DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa.  He has scars and bruises all over.  A large part of his scalp was scraped off and he has to keep it bandaged.  Rush says it bothers him that someone left him to die.  "I'm just wanting them found. I mean, I wouldn't be as mad at them if they would have stopped 911 and made sure I was alright but they just kept going."

    Reform police confirm they are looking for the driver but they have few clues in the case.  The only thing Rush remembers was the car had only one working headlight. "It had one busted head light because it only had one on."

    His mother says she realizes it was dark in the area and her son was in the road, but she believes whoever hit him should at-least have a heart to come forward and apologize.  "It would be a different story. They may have still been in trouble because they hit somebody. But, not so much as hitting them and leaving them to die."
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