NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Thousands of cars use Jefferson Avenue in Newport News daily, but Hampton's Josh Woods is on the hunt for just one.
"How can you leave somebody for dead? If I hit somebody, I would stop immediately," Woods said.
Last Saturday night, Woods was driving down Jefferson near Bell King Road. In the blink of an eye he went from the street to the trees.
"I hit this pole on the driver side right in front of the fender," Woods said. "I hit it so hard that the rear of my car came up five feet off the ground and pushed me back this way."
Woods was in the far right lane when he says another driver swerved in front of him and clipped him as he went by.
"He was in a hurry apparently," Woods added.
The impact sent Woods to the hospital.
"The muscles in my neck are bruised and torn up," Woods said. "If I don't have this neck brace on, I can't hold my head up properly."
He's also having constant headaches. Even worse, the driver who Woods says caused the crash, never stopped.
"What if somebody didn't see me hit that pole," Woods asked.
The damage wasn't just to his body. It came to his 2005 Subaru WRX STI, too. He calls the vehicle his dream car, and it was totaled in the crash.
"I'm not that comfortable with that person not being caught," Woods said. "I've offered a reward."
$2,000 out of his own pocket -- that's money that would be well spent if it saw the other driver found, according to Woods.
"I will find him, and I will make him pay for the damages," Woods added.
Woods has even taken to Facebook and other social media sites, hoping to get information.
He says the car that hit him is either a red Nissan Altima or Maxima. It should have some damage along the side.
If you know anything about the crash or the suspect vehicle, call WAVY News, and we'll put you in contact with Woods.
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