PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A motorcyclist needs the community’s help after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash.
26-year-old Thomas Frashure says he was on his way to work on I-664 when the car in front of him tried to go around another vehicle around 5:40 a.m. by the Portsmouth Boulevard exit.
Frashure was headed to the Newport News Shipyard when he says the car started fishtailing, stabilized and slowed down as Frashure pulled up next to the vehicle.
That’s when the car hit him from the side.
“He just cut across and hit me. I pretty much went down and he kept going,” he said.
Virginia State Police say that the car was trying to avoid an SUV when it hit Frashure.
There’s no car description but he believe it was either silver or gold and should have some damage on the front end.
Frashure says he was scared after he crashed and doesn’t understand why the driver left.
“I felt it was kind of wrong considering I could’ve been dead on the side of the road,” he said.
He’s now in the hospital awaiting surgery with a broken eye socket, cheek bone, arm, wrist, and rib.
Frashure says he’s lucky it wasn’t worse.
“I’m trying to get optimistic about it. I have a lot of family and friends helping me out. I’m trying to get through it,” he said.
He’s expected to be out of work for six weeks and says paramedics told him he probably would’ve died if he didn’t have on his protective gear.
Frashure is thankful that someone else did stop to help.
“He just checked on me to make sure I was okay. He helped me get my leg out from under my bike,” he said.
If you know anything about this crash, you’re asked to contact Virginia State Police at 757-424-6788.