Valley hit-and-run victim speaks out

Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 22:11:16-04

A hit-and-run victim is speaking out after another rash of crimes in the Valley.

"It's disturbing, I think everyone is just in too much of a hurry," said Robert Brokaw.

Brokaw was seriously injured during a hit-and-run crash earlier this month.

The avid cyclist says he was riding his bike near the intersection of 29th Place and Oak Street when he was hit by a car.

"I turn my head as I'm trying to get up and I see the car. And he just took off," said Brokaw.

Brokaw is just one of the latest victims to be struck by a hit-and-driver.

There have been 10 serious or fatal hit-and-run crashes already this year.

Brokaw was hit on March 8. On March 14, an 80-year-old man was killed by a driver near the intersection of Hayden Road and Camelback Road.

Since the crash Brokaw has racked up thousands of dollars’ worth of medical bills. His back is broken and both of his legs are still severely cut and bruised.

A nearby witness was able to help Brokaw after the crash but didn't get a good description of the car.

Brokaw says he only knows it was a white or silver car.