On 6/22/2021, my Dad was at the Rest Stop Westbound on I-64. Mile Marker 60 in Midway. This is Woodford County about 21 miles outside of Lexington. He was driving a 90 Model White Chevrolet 2500 Pick-Up Truck with a car hauler behind it. He was going to pick up a car and he pulled over into the transfer truck side of the Rest Area. He got out to check the oil of the truck, had the hood up and was checking to see if there was an oil leak.
While in the process of doing this a Semi Truck with a white trailer (this is the only description that we have of the truck for right now), backed up and hit my dad in the back with his trailer, crushing him in between the semi truck trailer and the bumper of his own vehicle. He pushed my dad's truck back approximately 40ft and with enough force that it pushed the radiator fan into the motor. My dad was trapped in between this truck and the trailer.
The driver of the truck then left the scene. Fortunately, there happened to be a paramedic on the scene (who was now driving a semi truck for a living) that saw the entire accident unfold. He came to my Dad's rescue and quite literally saved his life! I can't thank him enough, even though I've still not found him either, but I would like to tell him thank you for not leaving him there alone and for staying until the police arrived.
Everyone that reads this: Please pray. My dad has two broken femurs, a crushed pelvis and compound fractures of his lower legs. He has internal bleeding and as of this morning he is still in Trauma/Surgical ICU.
My dad has already undergone 22 hours of surgery and is facing another one tomorrow. He is in a lot of pain and will be unable to work for some time to come. The standard recovery for one broken femur is six months to one year. My dad is a Veteran and he has served his country. He hasn't missed a day of work for as long as I can remember, maybe except when a grandchild was born (and that might even be half a day). He owns his own business, but it is now in jeopardy. That's the reason that I'm sharing and creating this fundraiser. I know that he will be worried about his finances and try to 'tough' this out, but the hard reality is: He was hit by a semi truck and the wounds that he's sustained are life threatening. They will take time to rehabilitated and heal.
However, we are so grateful that he is alive! That's a miracle in and of itself and I am not discounting that at all. This is a plea as well. If you have any information about this accident or might have witnessed anything, heard anything or otherwise. Please reach out.
My Dad is facing monumental medical bills/loss of income from this accident, so every share truly helps!
They still have not identified the driver of the semi-truck that struck him, but we are hopeful and we are grateful! My Dad is alive and he is fighting. Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to read, share and send hopeful thoughts our way. We truly are grateful!
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WATE News Report
WATE Person of Interest Update
Lexington Herald Leader Article
Update from ABC36 in Kentucky
WLEX 18 Updated News Report
WJHL News 11 Report
Versailles Police Department News Link
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Versailles Police Department Original Post
The recovery time for my Dad is going to be over six months to a year just to heal from the broken bones! Please keep him in your prayers or share this fundraiser! Thank you so much!
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