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Man recovering as police still investigate hit and run accident


A 28-year-old man is still trying to recover from injuries sustained in a hit and run accident over the weekend.

The incident happened on W. Bay Street near Norton Street.

Ryan Norton was headed to downtown Savannah on his motorcycle when a car pulled in front of him, hit him and then fled the scene.

Police said they are still investigating the incident and are looking for a four door silver car, possibly a Chevrolet. Norton has been in the hospital since the crash, and his wife said they do not expect him to be released until the weekend.

Crystal Norton was at work when her phone rang with the news.

"Next thing I know, I get a call from my husband, screaming, saying he had been hit," said Crystal Norton.

According to the police report, a car pulled out in front of Ryan Norton's motorcycle, ejecting him and sending him flying down Bay Street.

"From what witnesses told us, a four door silver vehicle pulled out in front of my husband," Crystal Norton said. "My husband t-boned him, he flew 15 feet and then slid another 10 to 15 feet."

The family has no idea who the driver was and police have made no arrests.

"All we have heard is that police are investigating," said Crystal Norton. "That is all they have told us."

In the meantime, Ryan Norton remains in the hospital with a broken hand, a fractured wrist, major road rash and a knee that may require another surgery.

With no one at fault, the Nortons are responsible for all of the medical bills.

"So if this person is not found and charged with this, then we are pinned with all this and we have no health insurance," said Crystal Norton.

Family and friends have gone store to store near the crash site, looking for witnesses and they tell me someone knows something.

"If you seen anything or know anything, please let us know," Crystal Norton said. "We have four little boys at home, and now I am the only one working. He's supposed to be out of work until at least a month."

And they had this to say about whoever did this.

"Complete lowlife," said Crystal Norton. "He has no regard for anyone's health or well being. I pray to God that they are found before I start looking."

Police have released very little information, but MAIT was at the scene on Saturday and continue to investigate.

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