Man in critical condition after hit and run

Man in critical condition after hit and run

SPOKANE, Wash. --- A hit and run accident last week left a Spokane man critically injured. Police still are searching for the driver.

Randy Nicholl is a 60-year-old mentally disabled man, loved by everyone who meets him.

"So many people know Randy and. their hearts are all breaking for him," said Ronnel Batts.

Batts is Nicholl's sister. Last Wednesday at about 5:30 am, Nicholl was crossing the street at Division and Rhodes to catch his bus to work.

While in the crosswalk, he was hit by a truck and critically injured.

He's got fractured neck, pelvic, broken arms, broken ribs, broken legs, his kidney shut down for a while," Batts said.

Instead of stopping to help, the driver took off.

"It's just hard to comprehend that somebody could just leave him there," Batts said.

Today, the police released surveillance camera footage of the truck. It's difficult to make out any clear details, but police hope it will help lead them to the driver.

Eyewitnesses described the vehicle as a 1999-2007 model, Chevy or GMC. It is be light in color, maybe white, silver or tan. It appears have a ladder rack and a diamond plate tool box.

While authorities continue to search for the driver, Nicholl's friends and family are heartbroken.

"It's so sad to see him in intensive care in the condition that he's in, not knowing if he's going to make it," Batts said.

They're hoping and praying that the driver will be found.

"We all just want to find the person and hope that, you know, if he has a heart he'd come forward," Batts said.

Anyone with any information about the accident, the driver or the vehicle is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 465-2233.