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Arrest made in Franklin hit and run that hurt 3

Posted at 1:26 PM, Apr 18, 2016

FRANKLIN, Ind. -- Franklin police have taken a suspect into custody in connection to a hit and run that seriously injured three people on January 23. 

Grant Black was driving a short distance away from their Franklin home around noon on that Saturday when a small truck or SUV traveling at a high rate of speed struck the rear of their vehicle. 

It was an impact so great that the engine of Grant's vehicle was pushed into the dash and their vehicle was sent head-on into another car. Grant, the driver of the other car and that driver's wife were critically injured.

Grant is still unable to walk completely on his own, undergoing physical therapy to recover.

"Look in the rearview mirror and see a vehicle flying up behind me. Next thing I know, boom! It's over with," Grant said. 

The driver who caused the crash left the scene. Never stopping to help. 

"I'm laying here with broken bones instead of working and being with my kids every night like I should be," Black said. 

His body shattered, the father of two young girls struggles to even sit up in his hospital bed. It will be months of healing and therapy.

Amazingly, he was able to call his wife from the scene to explain what happened. 

"I don't want to say hatred, but I feel sorry for them that they don't have enough care for someone. I don't know how a human being could do that to someone. I really don't," Teairra Black said. 

Witnesses told police a white male driving a tan 2002-2005 Toyota Rav4 caused the crash. A photo was taken of the vehicle just outside of Franklin College. 

No further information has been released by Franklin police about the identity of the suspect they have in custody.

 

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