PHILADELPHIA – July 28, 2012 (WPVI) – As a young man was trying to recover from his injuries, his mother was appealing to the authorities to out to find who caused her son’s accident.
Lynne Borden, the distraught mother, was trying to control her emotions when she said that it is unfair for her son to endure these injuries while someone out there is going on with his life. She wants the hit-and-run driver to answer for his crime. Humans must have compassion for each other, she said.
On that Friday of May 25th, 30-year-old Ryan Lees and a friend were riding tandem in his motorcycle in Philadelphia’s Feltonville section. At about 11:00pm, he halted stop at the intersection of A and Wyoming Streets when a vehicle suddenly slammed into his bike.
Lynne said that the impact was from the rear and Ryan fell from his bike and trapped under the vehicle, He was dragged in this condition for over half a mile. According to his mother, Ryan in this ordeal just tried to hold his head up off the ground.
Ryan had six broken vertebrae and third degree burns over 60% of his body while his friend also suffered from extensive injuries.
The run-away vehicle was seen by witnesses and they described it as a blue SUV, possibly a Ford Expedition.
A $2,500 reward is offered by the Citizens Crime Commission for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the crime. The number to call is 215-546-TIPS.
Ryan’s mother is hopeful that one of these days someone come forth and do the right thing to help find this heartless person.
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