Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:15 PM by Mitch Bryan
Updated: Nov 26, 2012 1:10 PM
PORT ARANSAS - A Port Aransas mother is on a mission to find the hit and run driver who left her son, bleeding in the street early Wednesday night.
17 year old Jake Dubose was taking a walk down his street Wednesday night around 7pm, when suddenly a truck slammed into him.
"I remember coming up and rolling over the car. I remember looking down at the hood and I remember the street coming up and then blacking out," Jake said.
Jake was tossed to the street and lie unconscious while the driver sped off, leaving him there in the middle of the road. Luckily a passerby saw the accident and rushed to help.
The woman grabbed Jake and dragged him out of the street into a nearby yard and called the police. Soon after, officers and medical personnel arrived.
"They were giving me rags to clean the blood off of my face."
Jake was taken to the hospital with nasty road rash and some severe bruising. Doctors told him that it was lucky that he didn't see the car coming, because his body didn't have time to tense up, thus lessening Jake's injuries. Despite the fact that he is able to walk, Jake says he can't help but be angry.
"I was definitely really angry that he took off and left me there. Especially knowing that he hit me and knowing that it's dark and that another car could hit me and that could equal death," Jake said.
Now out of the hospital, Jake and his mother are working try and track down the driver who hit her son. They've made fliers and are working with another organization to try and spread the word about the accident, in hopes the driver is caught or decides to fess up.
"If you're going to get behind the wheel then you need to take all the responsibilities that come with that. Good and bad. Good and bad. Because accidents do happen. But once you drive off, you've changed it from an accident to an intentional hit. As far as I'm concerned," said Jake's mother, Yvonne Dubose.
The vehicle is described as a 2001 blue and gray Ford F150 truck that may have front end damage. If you know anything about this hit and run you're asked to call the Port Aransas Police Department at 361-749-6241.
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