COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs man is fighting for his life in a hospital bed, after he was the victim of a hit-and-run in the Old North End.
"We're not going to get the same human back," said Mary Zook, the victim's mother, acknowledging the severity of her son's injuries from the incident.
On Monday, Colorado Springs Police responded to a traffic accident at Fontanero Street and Weber Street.
CSPD is on scene of a traffic accident at Fontanero and Weber. All directions of traffic are closed, please choose alternate routes. @CSPDPIO— CSPD Communications (@CSPDComCenter) August 15, 2022
The family of Graham Ponti, 24 years old, says he was hit by a car while driving his motorcycle to work just after 6:30 am on Monday. His mothers tells News5 Ponti suffered a stroke and fractions from his head down to his toes; by Thursday Ponti had undergone multiple surgeries and was still sedated.
"I really feel that it's in God's hands... The doctor's have done everything they can, and right now we're just waiting," says Zook.
Now, Ponti's family is asking the community for help identifying the vehicle involved in the incident that put Ponti in the hospital, asking anyone who might have footage or other information to come forward. The family is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with a tip that leads to a breakthrough in the case.
Zook also encourages auto shops in town who have noticed any suspicious repairs to contact the police.
If you have any information involving this incident, please contact CSPD.
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