DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Wiregrass motorcycle driver who was badly injured in a hit-and-run is speaking out in an exclusive interview.
Felipe Cruz was hit while driving his motorcycle near the 2600 Block of Nottingham Way in Dothan, this past weekend. He is currently in stable condition at Flowers Hospital tonight, where he is recovering from multiple injuries from that accident.
According to Cruz, his passion for the fast things in life is what led him to buy his first motorcycle about five months ago, he never expected to be a victim in a hit-and-run accident.
The accident caused him to lose control, fall to the side, and ,according to Cruz, be drug 30 feet on a street just a block away from his house.
“I never thought that it would end in a situation like this,” Cruz said. “Now I don’t even want to use another motorcycle.”
According to Cruz, the pain he felt at the time of the accident was unbearable, a feeling he would never wish on his worst enemy. He is now faced with the problem of being able to pay for multiple surgeries he needed because of the accident.
“Both of my knees had to be stitched together,” Cruz said. “My hip had to be stitched up and my toe had to be stitched up as well, and I have a lot of road rash all over my body.”
Cruz wants drivers to make sure they are always aware of motorcycles on the road because many times a slight fender-bender can be something more traumatic.
Cruz’s family has set up a Go-Fund-Me page and is asking anyone in the Wiregrass to support their efforts to help pay some of the medical expenses from the hit-and-run.
“Even with the lightest tap can throw someone off of a motorcycle,” Cruz said. “I would say drivers need to be aware of everyone on the road.”
Police are still looking for a suspect in the incident.
According to the Dothan Police Department, Austin Tyler Enfinger is still wanted for questioning. Enfinger was last seen in Dale County, driving a gray 2010 Suzuki SX4.
If you have any information on his where-abouts you are asked to call the Dothan Police Department.