• Family devastated after man hit by a car, left to die in Pittsburgh neighborhood

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    PITTSBURGH - A man was left to die after being hit by a car in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood.

    Kerry Johnson, 43, was struck by a car at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Frankstown Avenue early Monday morning. The driver didn’t stop to call for help.

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    Days later, Johnson is in an intensive care unit on breathing and feeding tubes at the hospital – with several fractures to his face.

    “I was stunned, I was sad,” said Johnson’s uncle, Calvin Jackson. “How could someone hit someone and then just keep going? I mean, I would never do that.”

    Johnson, who walked with a limp and was partially paralyzed after suffering a seizure as a teen, lived with his aunt and uncle in Garfield. They said he lost his mother this summer, and after that he often wandered off on long walks.


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    His aunt and uncle are hoping that sharing Johnson's will help find the driver who hit him. 

    Police said the driver sped away in a brown Subaru Legacy, leaving Johnson unconscious in the crosswalk.

    Johnson's family hopes that surveillance video from the area may have picked up a clue. 


     

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