Police: 80-yr-old in critical condition after hit & run

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Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 9:07 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville police are looking for a hit and run suspect.

They say on Sunday, June 12, an 80-year-old man, later identified as Gardner Weber, was picking up prescriptions at the CVS on East Morgan Avenue for his wife, who was in the hospital at the time.

Authorities tell us he was hit by an SUV as he was crossing Morgan Avenue.

They say the SUV then left the scene.

According to police, the victim suffered several severe injuries, including a skull fracture, pelvic fracture, a spine injury as well as bleeding on his brain and kidneys.

On Monday, 14 News spoke with his wife, Roxane Weber.

“Who would leave an old man laying in the street like that?” she said.

She said while they try to answer that question, Gardner has only just started responding to her voice by squeezing her hand or opening his eyes.

“It’s been a nightmare,” Weber said. “My daughter’s always crying and I just want him home.”

She’s in a wheelchair, which means she can’t see him much.

She said he’s also missing out on major life events.

“We just had a new grandson, and he hasn’t met him yet,” she said.

His grandson’s middle name is Gardner.

The suspect vehicle is a 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox.

Police say the vehicle should be missing a driver’s side mirror and could possibly have other damage near the front and on the driver’s side.

If you have any information on this incident, you’re asked to call the detective’s office at 812-436-4017.

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