Moped hit-and-run victim has long road to recovery
Posted April 21
Cary, N.C. — Douglas Porter suffered a number of injuries after a driver hit him while he was on his moped and left him in a ditch.
Porter is out of the hospital, but is still in a lot of pain and has a long road to recovery.
"I'm angry at the situation and how it happened and all, but I mean, it is what it is," Porter said.
Porter was driving his moped home from work at a Circle K convenience store in Cary, when police say Beverly McNair hit him.
"I was wearing my helmet, my safety vest and stuff," he said.
Witnesses said McNair stopped just long enough to pick up any evidence and then took off. For that, Porter said, forgiveness is hard to come by.
"It would have been better if she would have at least stopped and seen how I was doing and not leave me there," he said.
Several witnesses called 911. Porter was in the hospital more than week treating his broken jaw, eye socket, finger and ankle.
"It will probably be at least a year, fully (to recover). And I may not be able to walk properly again," Porter said.
But aside from the physical pain, Porter said understanding how someone could do that is hard to understand.
"In a way, but it would have been better if she would have just stopped and called 911," he said.
McNair is a Wake County Schools substitute teacher and a retired Air Force lieutenant. She posted her $15,000 bond.