|Published:||Jun 22, 2010 4:32 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 21, 2010 9:52 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A Waste Pro worker is on the job when he's plowed down by another car - and the driver never stops.
He is out of the hospital and talking to WINK News about finding the person responsible.
Two broken bones in his leg, a broken foot, and more than 20 staples - this is what Eribert Jeannis is dealing with after he was hit by a car. It happened while he was working for Waste Pro. He said right before he was hit - he was watching the road, waiting for another car to drive by.
"I stand there waiting. While I'm waiting, KOW! That's all I know. Then I fell on the ground."
It happened near the corner of Laurel Drive and Garden Street in North Fort Myers Thursday morning. Jeannis said after he was hit, there was nothing he could do to stop the driver.
"When I looked at my leg I saw it broke like that. What can I do?"
Luckily, he wasn't working alone. His co-worker in the garbage truck called 911.
"The ambulance came quickly and got me to the hospital."
Now, Jeannis is in a lot of pain, can't walk, and can't work. He said to make matters worse - no one is being held responsible.
"We got a lot of crazy people in the streets. They don't care about nobody. Some people care, but some - they don't care. They just go one no matter what. He didn't even try to slow down."
Deputies are offering a cash reward for anyone who has information about this hit and run. Waste Pro is also offering a cash reward to find the driver. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.
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