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Hit and run motorcycle victims pleas for driver to come forward months after crash

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John Tolliver John Tolliver
Mike Shea Mike Shea
Images of the accident scene taken from WAVE 3 News video. Images of the accident scene taken from WAVE 3 News video.

HILLVIEW, KY (WAVE) – It's been eight months since a driver crashed into a group of motorcycle riders in Bullitt County and left the scene. Since then the victims lives have been turned upside down.

John Tolliver and Mike Shea say they are frustrated months after they were involved in a hit and run in Hillview.

"We want to know what this guy was thinking, you know," asked Shea. "Two people half dead laying on the street, why do you run?"

In July, they both were on their motorcycles with another friend when police say a car turned in front of the riders and crashed into them. Police say the driver took off running, leaving a woman passenger behind in her own car. Police say she tried to tell investigators she was driving, but multiple witnesses saw the man flee. To this day police say they've been unable to identify the driver.

"I'm a taxpaying citizen and I'm paying money to have the police department find this guy and it's not getting done," said Shea.

Both men were badly injured and have been unable to work since the crash.

"I'm still looking at possibly a couple more operations, still not back at work," said Shea. "I'll never be able to do my job again."

Tolliver said he has already used his short term disability and is close to foreclosure on his home.

"I'm losing everything and there is nothing I can do about it," said Tolliver.

While they wait, hoping someday the driver is caught, Tolliver just has one message for the person responsible.

"Come look at me and my life right now and look what you've done to me," said Tolliver.

WAVE 3 tried contacting the Hillview Police Department to see where this case stands as of now, but we were unable to get a clear answer.

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