Battle Ground Teen Hit by Car Leaves Hospital
July 8, 2013, 8:38 pm
16-year-old Justin Carey has left the hospital. The teen was hit in June at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast 289th Street while waiting for his school bus. Carey was knocked into a ditch and was seriously hurt.
The driver, Shaun Johnson did not realize she had hit him and did not report it. About an hour and a half after the accident, tow truck driver Charlie Barrett was doing his final walk-around the crash site when he heard Carey's soft cries for help. Carey had two broken legs and was in bad shape.
While in the hospital for the last month Justin had his right leg amputated. He says he is going to have more appreciation for life.