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Local man seriously hurt in hit-and-run

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A local man is seriously injured after he says he was hit by a pick-up. He says the driver just kept on going.

State troopers continue to investigate the accident. The victim and his family hope you can help identify the driver.

"Maybe he never saw me and he surely would have to feel the bump and of course," says Bill Self.

The 60-year-old says he was walking to his mailbox last week when he was hit by a truck, and the driver never stopped. It happened on Angola Road near Crissey.

"I thought I have to move but I didn't have a chance next thing I knew it just hit me I saw the head light hit my side," he says.

Home surveillance cameras caught the hit-and-run on video. Self parks his truck at the end of his driveway and gets out to walk across the street to get his mail. That's when he was hit.

Somehow he managed to make it back to his vehicle.

"Miraculously, I got up, got over into my truck, drove up to the house and got out of the truck, went through the garage door, up three steps, and then into the house where I yelled for my family for help," he says.

Self is releasing a picture of the pick-up that hit him. He described it as a newer model with a light bar across the top with square head lights    

Self has undergone three different surgeries

"I have pins and some screws in my left leg. I have a plate that they put in the finger here on my hand. The achilles heel was damaged, but that's going to be alright. Then my pelvis I broke, so they put a plate across the front of the pelvis to hold the pelvis together," he says.

Self says it will be 8 to 10 weeks before he'll be able to walk again.

He says he doesn't believe the driver meant to hit him.

Family and friends have set up fund at Fifth Third Bank under "Benefit Account for William Self" to help with his medical bills.

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