A Bloomfield mother is pleading with the public to help the police find the person responsible for hitting her son and leaving him badly injured while lying helpless in the road.
Tyree Lee, 28, was walking home from the library and was in the area of Mountain Avenue and Gabb Road around 8 p.m.
"A car hit him and they left him there," said Lee's mother, Linda Knight-Ray.
Police said Lee was hit by a motor vehicle, which was believed to be tan or light colored, and that car fled the scene.
Raschinna Shepard found Lee lying at the end of her driveway.
"He was screaming in pain, (his) arm was broken behind his back," Shepard said. "(His) leg bleeding as well. (There was) a lot of blood in the driveway."
Lee suffered "an open fracture to his lower left leg and multiple compound fractures of his upper right arm." He was taken to St. Francis Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"He's talking, mentally challenged and he's confused," Knight-Ray said. "All he knows is that somebody hit him and he's in a lot of pain."
Police are searching for a motor vehicle with possible "front hood and windshield damage," but Knight-Ray is asking for the public's help too.
"I don't understand how can anybody do this," said Knight-Ray. "I know it's an accident. But whoever you are, just please give yourself up."
The hit-and-run crash remains under investigation and no arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to the Bloomfield Police Department at 860-242-6060.
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