A man who had to have his leg amputated after a tragic hit and run accident makes a desperate plea to the public.
He wants the driver of the truck who hit him to turn himself in.
It has been almost three weeks and police have still not been able to find the driver of the truck who hit Brandon Lawson.
Friday, February 19, News 9 got to visit with him as he was being released from the hospital.
Walking on crutches may not seem like a big deal, until you realize Brandon is doing it with one leg.
He has spent nearly three weeks at the Integris Jim Thorp Rehab hospital learning how to get around after his right leg had to be amputated from the knee down.
It all happened when he took his motorcycle out for a spin near SW18th and May Ave on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
“Don’t see any traffic,” said Lawson. “And I pull out on May and boom! Something hit me hard from the front.”
When Lawson came to, he was lying on the street and noticed something was very, very wrong.
“Looking around and first wiggled my fingers and toes, and realized I couldn't feel my leg,” said Lawson. “Turned and looked and noticed I didn't have my right leg.”
Despite the amputation, Lawson is determined to move forward and is just thankful he survived. Now he just wants police to find the driver who hit him, and left him for dead.
“Come forward please,” said Lawson. “You destroyed my life, I don't have a job I don't have a leg. If this happened to you, you'd be begging too.”
Lawson said he's now left with trying to get life back to normal. But he's keeping his chin up and inspiring those he meets along the way. He just wants the driver who hit him to know one thing.
“I'm trying to keep upbeat,” said Lawson. “And hopefully they will find you and just wish you'd come forward and make it easy.”
If you have any information that can help police find that driver, call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.