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Albemarle Hit-and-Run Victim Speaks Out

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Joshua Bradshaw Joshua Bradshaw

The victim of a hit-and-run is telling his story after he says he was left for dead.

Joshua Bradshaw, 22, was walking on Avon Street Extended Sunday night when a car hit him so hard, the impact knocked him out of one of his shoes.

Sunday around 10:00 p.m. Bradshaw was walking north on Avon Street Extended. He said he moved over to the side of the road when he could tell there were three cars behind him.

Two passed by, but the third vehicle hit him, sending him airborne for what felt like five seconds. The driver left the scene, and Bradshaw says it happened so fast he has no idea what the car looked like, but hopes someone out there will come forward.

"I don't see how somebody could do that. Hit somebody like a deer on the side of the road and just keep moving. It doesn't make sense to me. They could have at least stopped and made sure that I wasn't OK. That I wasn't dead," said Bradshaw.

Bradshaw's injuries include a cracked pelvis, bruised lung, injured ankle, and a knot on the back of his head. Doctors are saying his recovery will be at least six to eight weeks.

Aside from being in pain, Bradshaw says what is most upsetting is that he will be out of work for a while.

As Bradshaw recovers from a host of injuries, his family is pleading for the driver to come forward.

Albemarle County police confirm that the hit-and-run did take place. They say they followed up on leads, but have no suspect information.



Meanwhile, Albemarle County police still haven't found one of the drivers involved in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a Crozet man in April. 

Police are still looking for the driver of a second vehicle, which is described as a dark-colored Saab.

Two cars reportedly hit 71-year-old Carroll Herring as he crossed Brownsville Road. The other driver, 20-year-old Joseph Wade Payne of Buckingham, turned himself in in April.

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