MONACA, Pa. — A man is recovering in a Pittsburgh hospital with more than 20 broken bones after he was hit by a car.
Christopher Alexander was walking home in Monaca just before 10 p.m. on Saturday night when he was hit in a crosswalk.
His family has a lot of questions about the accident.
Alexander’s sister, Amber Alexander, said her brother will spend his birthday being treated in the hospital. She says he’s lucky to be alive.
“I know as a family standing here, we did not sleep, we are devastated. You close your eyes and think, ‘I could be planning a funeral right now instead of coming to see him,’” Amber said.
The victim’s family said he left his house to walk to the American Legion Post in Monaca. He was hit by a car while crossing the street on Pennsylvania Avenue.
“He said he remembered seeing headlights coming at him, says headlights weren’t slowing down, and that’s the last thing he remembers. Next thing, he woke up in the hospital,” said Thomas Vukich, the victim’s uncle.
The family found out about the accident on Facebook, and then called local hospitals and learned he was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with serious injuries.
Monaca police are handling the case but wouldn’t tell Channel 11 anything about their investigation. At last check, no charges have been filed.
Christopher has a long road to recovery and his family says they plan to hold a fundraiser for him to help pay for his medical bills.
11 News will update you with fundraising details when we receive them.
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