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Hit-and-run victim makes plea from hospital bed

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Scott Pierce is asking the public to come forward with any information on the driver who reportedly hit him and fled Fruit Cove Road South on August 18th.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A hit and run victim made a plea from his hospital bed two weeks after he was reportedly struck by a car while walking across his own street.

Scott Pierce, 29, says he was almost to his driveway on Fruit Cove Road South off State Road 13 when a car hit him and kept going.

Florida Highway Patrol says the hit and run occurred around 1:30 a.m. on August 18.

Pierce says he suffered a broken collar bone, fractured ribs, broken left wrist and left ankle and tore his ACL and all ligaments on his right knee.

"They took off. They hit me, and run over me and essentially left me for dead," said Pierce during a Skype interview.

Pierce is immobile and in a rehabilitation center while waiting for his fourth surgery. The facility he is being treated at could not approve media clearance Tuesday, so Pierce described the accident through an online video chat.

"I picked my head up and turned and I saw the tail lights of the vehicle leaving. I tried to get up. I had nothing in my legs. They were so broken I couldn't do anything with them," said Pierce.

Pierce's mother says things were just getting back to normal at home. About two years ago Pierce's father passed away from cancer. Now, her son was getting ready for a big job opportunity overseas and was scheduled to leave September 6.

"It's unbelievable. I don't know how I hold it together but I have to do it for my son. I told him you concentrate on getting better I will concentrate on finding out who did this to you," said Juanita Pierce, the victim's mother.

And that plea also launched on social media. A few of Pierce's friends put together a Facebook page to seek justice for Scott.

"If you think you might have any information, if you know the person who did this or you are the person who did this please come forward," said Pierce.

Anyone with information on the reported hit and run is asked to call Florida Highway Patrol at 904-695-4115.

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