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Man survives hit-and-run, deputies search for driver

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The mirror was the only evidence left behind. The mirror was the only evidence left behind.
Bobby Wright Bobby Wright
Bobby Wright is recovering after his left leg and ankle were broken. Bobby Wright is recovering after his left leg and ankle were broken.

HARDIN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – Deputies are searching for the driver of a White Jeep Grand Cherokee after a hit-and-run on Dixie Highway. It happened about a mile north of Senora.

Bobby Wright, 73, survived the incident, but his left leg and ankle are broken. He is recuperating at his home in Hodgenville where he and his wife operate a towing service. The couple also responds to vehicle lockouts – and that's what brought them to Hardin County Monday night.

Once they finished the job, they pulled out on Highway 31-W when another vehicle nearly clipped their truck. There wasn't any damage. However, when Wright popped open his door to take a closer look at his truck, a white Jeep Grand Cherokee struck him.

"About the time I turned to get back in, that's when this car came around the curve and knocked me to the ground," Wright said.

Wright's wife was along for the ride and drove him to the hospital. Wright declined ambulance transportation when first responders arrived.

Deputies also found a piece of the vehicle that hit Wright. A white driver's side window broke off during the hit-and-run. Police tracked a number on the bottom to a late 90's Jeep model.  "Bottom line, we're looking for this person and as we have found out in the past, the general public will usually come forward," Sheriff Charlie Williams said.

"[The driver] had to know something happened. The accident knocked his mirror right off the car – and threw me to the ground. There had to be an impact," Wright said.

The mirror also had a gold tint, indicating it could've been from a limited edition model.  

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, by calling (270) 765-5133.

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