Man recovering from hit-and-run

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JONESBORO, Ga.,None - A man is recovering from serious injuries after two cars hit him along busy Tara Boulevard in Clayton County.

On Sunday of last week, Willie Stevens was struck by a car when he was walking along the busy road. Family members said it's a miracle he survived.

"I just want to get on my feet and walk again. And be the same person I was," Willie Stevens said.    

"He just started back working in this tough economy, and now this happened to him. And he can't even remember where he put his clothes at. I had to find him at Grady Hospital after he was missing for two days," Travis Stevens, Willie’s brother, said.

The incident happened a week ago near a Checkers restaurant on Tara Boulevard. Late Sunday night just after 11 p.m., Willie said he was walking home.

"He was on the side of the road and he got hit. He went airborne and fell on top of another car. And the person whose car he fell on called Clayton County EMS," Travis Stevens said.

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Willie said he doesn't remember being struck by the car. But his brother said he did learn one important detail about the accident.

"Some people say they didn't actually see what happened. The officer told me the only thing we know (is) it was a black car," Travis Stevens said.

Travis said he learned the driver slowed down, but then kept going. His brother's recovery remains uncertain at this point, he said.

"Whoever hit me, I pray for 'em. I wouldn't do that," Willie Stevens said.

"It makes me sad and angry. Really more sad than angry, that somebody would actually do this to my brother. Would do it to anybody. Could be your brother. And leave him on the side of the road,” Travis Stevens said.

Travis said police were able to recover pieces of the headlights from the vehicle to determine a make and model. Police said that also indicates the car may have noticeable damage.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call Clayton County police at 770-473-5400.


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