A Canada Post carrier is facing several months of recovery after a hit and run accident in Edmonton last Thursday.
The carrier suffered two broken legs in north Edmonton on Thursday afternoon when he stepped out of his postal truck to make deliveries and was hit by a vehicle he never saw.
Witnesses describe the vehicle as a four-door, dark-coloured SUV with a roof rack and tinted windows, saying it was possibly an older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango or Nissan XTerra.
“We are asking for anyone with information about this vehicle to come forward to police, or that the driver of the vehicle comes forward to speak with us about the collision,” Const. Jeff McIsaac said in a statement released Monday.
A CBC media report identifies the carrier as Greg Mady. He suffered a broken knee and three compound fractures in his right leg and one in his left.
Mady told the CBC he was working his regular postal route near 127th Avenue and 125th Street when he stepped out of his postal truck to make deliveries and was hit by a vehicle he never saw.
The CBC reported Mady woke up on the road, unable to feel his legs, a crowd of people standing around him, his blood frozen to the pavement.
“I just woke up on the street,” he said. “I got moved to the hospital. Everything is kind of a blur.”
He doesn’t remember the vehicle hitting him, but said he was told the the driver left the scene.
The CBC report stated that Mady is expecting to be released from hospital in a week, but there’s still six months of recovery ahead.