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Runaway victim left to die on I-70

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Abandoned weeks later, a crash victim is sharing her story with FOX31 Problem Solvers after a driver hit him on the side of Interstate 70.

Standing 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 270 pounds, Michael Beers believes his size saved his life.

“I’m so lucky I’m my size,” says Beers. “I was hit at highway speed. It’s not like they just came and nudged me, they hit me at full speed. ”

At about 8 p.m. on October 22, Beers said his phone fell off a motorcycle mount and landed on his left shoulder on I-70, about 16 miles west of Bennett. Shortly after pulling on his left shoulder and stepping out of his car, Beers said the driver hit him.

“I heard a shrill siren and I saw an intersection light at an angle to the shoulder so I turned around to see what was coming and when I turned about three-quarters of the way, I was thrown many legs, ‘ said Beers.

Beaten, wounded and left to die, Beers said he then struggled to get back up and tried to assist the chess for about 20 minutes.

“I’m not used to not being able to take care of myself,” says Beers. “I felt extremely vulnerable when I realized my arms were dangling around and no one could stop me. I was hospitalized for more than 12 days with 5 broken ribs, back vertebrae. This arm, ulna comes out next to the arm and radius at the top. “

Beers’ career as an athlete was not possible at this point and because he was so conscious, he was unable to take any pain medication prescribed for him.

“I was in constant pain and couldn’t stay in bed at night,” says Beers. “Just the simplest things like opening a jar, opening a potion, raising a cup of coffee.”

ONE GoFundMe was set up for Beers.

If you have any information on who did this, call the Colorado State Patrol dispatch line at 303-239-4501.

https://kdvr.com/news/problem-solvers/hit-and-run-victim-left-for-dead-on-i-70/ Runaway victim left to die on I-70

Emma Bowman

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