Phoenix teacher struck by car returns to classroom after weeks in hospital

Posted at 7:20 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 22:41:44-04

A west Valley teacher is back in the classroom after he was hit by a car.

Anthony Webster, a teacher at Heritage Elementary School in Glendale, spoke about the incident for the first time after spending weeks in the hospital.

He says he was driving near 83rd Avenue and Camelback Road on July 6 when he saw a woman lying on the ground and in need of medical attention. He got out of his car and tried to help.

"I was flagging the ambulance down, like 'we're right here'!" Webster said. "That's all I remember."

Webster says he woke up three days later in the hospital, suffering from lacerations, mild amnesia and brain trauma.

Despite getting hit by a car, Webster says he has no regrets about stopping to help the woman.

"Even if you see someone you don't know, you still have to help them," Webster said.

The driver of the vehicle was only cited for not having proof of insurance, according to Glendale Police.

Still, Webster says it was all worth it, and he is thankful for the outpouring of support from his students. After several weeks in the hospital, he would like to track down the woman he stopped to help.

"I would love to speak with her, I don't know what her name is, who you are...I just hope you're OK," Webster said.