this is Todd with his wife, Patrice and his daughter Leighann
My brother, Todd, was driving home from work in the wee hours of July 9th. He saw a car cross in front of him at rapid speed and crash into the guardrail. Todd , being his usual, good natured and helping self immediately stopped ran across the road to help and see if there were injured passengers. The "victim" in the crash had stolen the car. He then carjacked my brother, taking his truck and dragging him along the highway for 100 feet. A good samaritan stopped and pulled Todd off the highway and stayed with him until help arrived to rush him to Allegheny General Hospital. Todd is pretty banged up with two broken feet, multiple bruises and road rash over much of his body. He has a concussion and is still in the hospital three days later. He still has some sore joints that haven't even been able to be evaluated at this point.
This tragedy will effect Todd and his wife and daughter for a long time. Todd will be unable to work for at least 2-3 months. He has a long road ahead in recovery and we are certain that many medical bills are going to come in as his recovery continues. Auto insurance only covers the first few thousand dollars and then his insurance plan will take over, leaving him to pay co pays and co-insurance.
The man who did this is still out there!
Yesterday, Todd got to meet Andy Ullom, who was the hero that stepped into traffic, pulling him off the road, jeopardizing his own safety. We are eternally greatful for this Angel. Physical therapists were able help assist him into a recliner. His truck was found, but we do not know the condition at this time.
My brother would never ask for this himself. We are a tight family that will make things happen for each other. This is a huge undertaking and we are eternally greatful for any help you can give.
- Doug, Linda & Lianna Rishel
- Lynn Ramich
- Amy Villa
- Mindy Taylor
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