DETROIT (FOX 2) – There was a candy reunion outdoors a Detroit Towing Firm as truck driver David Salomon nonetheless cannot imagine he survived.
“You possibly can see the staples within the prime of my head,” he stated.
Along with his girlfriend by his facet, Salomon making an attempt to recollect the second he was hit, not even 24 hours earlier.
“I noticed my legs up within the air when he smacked me,” Salomon stated.
Salomon says Tuesday Evening round 11, he went to tow a automotive on westbound I-94 close to the Lodge freeway. His girlfriend, Juhnn’e Bailey was using within the passenger seat.
Salomon, together with his truck lights on, says when he started bringing the disabled automotive onto the flatbed, a automotive slammed into him.
“I seemed to the facet and one other automobile simply got here and hit me and knocked me up into the air,” he stated.
Listening to the loud crash, Bailey jumped out of the passenger seat.
“I saved screaming for him, however I could not discover him,” she stated.
Bailey then discovered her boyfriend bleeding from his head and foot. The one who hit him was lengthy gone.
“How will you hit any person, no you hit any person and preserve going,” she stated. “A bit of your bumper remains to be on the freeway.”
Bailey says that about 30 vehicles continued to drive by with out slowing down or transferring over. and Salomon virtually acquired hit a second time.
“I am like actually dragging this man making an attempt to get him off the street and no one stopped,” she stated. “(This) ain’t no metropolis I need to reside in.”
Bailey pulled him to security however was uncertain the place they had been. She alerted his boss over the truck radio.
“(They requested) ‘Is he okay?’ I am like, ‘No,'” she stated.
Salomon’s boss rushed to the scene together with an ambulance and Michigan State Police.
“If he would’ve been behind the truck, he would not have been right here to talk. He would’ve been pinned,” stated Lavish T. Williams, proprietor of the tow firm.
Salomon handled on the hospital for a fractured foot and accidents to his head and decrease again.
“I am nonetheless making an attempt to determine how I survived it, as a result of that was successful,” Salomon stated.
Salomon hopes this may remind folks to decelerate and transfer over while you see automobiles with flashing lights on the facet of the street.
State police are working to get an outline of that automotive. and everyone seems to be hoping witnesses, and that driver, to return ahead..
“The driving force that hit me. I hope he finds his conscience and acknowledges what you probably did,” Salomon stated.
“This ought to be weighing very closely in your thoughts,” Williams stated. “You might’ve killed this man.”