INDIANAPOLIS - Two victims of a hit-and-run crash are recovering from their injuries, but they said the true healing cannot take place without the at-large driver behind bars.
Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect who left Loran Peavler and his son, Justin, on the street after hitting their scooter.
Police are hoping surveillance video will lead them to the driver of a dark gray Dodge Dakota that struck the scooter about 6:15 a.m. on June 2, on U.S. 40 west of Indianapolis.
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The surveillance video shows Loran Peavler driving the scooter with Justin on the back.
Another angle shows a dark gray truck hit them from behind, and an even closer view shows the truck flying by as the scooter and its occupants skid down U.S. 40.
"It chewed me alive," Loran Peavler said. "Why this guy had to do what he did, I don't know."
The victims said they hit the pavement at about 35 mph. They slid several feet, leaving skin along the way. Between the two of them, the victims suffered broken ankles, internal bleeding and a lot of road rash.
"The scooter went on about another 10 or 15 feet into the road, and I came to a stop, jumped up in -- I guess you'd call it shock -- and I stumbled around for a minute, and the next thing I know I fainted out," Loran Peavler said.
Minutes later, emergency crews arrived to load the wounded father into an ambulance.
"I was pretty worried," Justin Peavler said. "I mean, at first he was OK, just like I was. You know, we both got up, and then after adrenaline started kicked in it didn't feel too good. "
The victims are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at crimetips.org or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.
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