A Colorado Springs man is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a car while riding his bike and left for dead.
It happened early Tuesday morning around 1:30 on Highway 115 near Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard.
Grant Hinderliter was riding his bike home from work, he was heading south on 115 when the unthinkable happened.
"I got hit by a truck from behind and I was knocked unconscious," said Hinderliter.
And left for dead on the side of the road, he says thankfully he woke up, but with no cell phone to call for help, he started walking.
"It was probably over a mile," He said.
He finally made it to his friend’s Dena and Kim's house.
"I was bleeding everywhere, I had a big hole in my chest and my face was bleeding really bad," said Hinderliter.
"Every time he took a breath it was squirting blood out of his chest," said his friend, Dena McFaddin.
She says fortunately she's a registered nurse, but when she saw how bad his injuries were, she called 911.
"I actually wondered if he was going to die in our bathroom," Dena said.
Grant spent the next four days in the hospital.
"I got 20 some staples in my chest, my hand was torn up and I got plastic surgery on that and I got a puncture wound on my hip and like 24 staples in my face," He said.
"I can't believe anyone would just leave him to die on the side of the road," Dena said.
Grant says he just hopes that someone maybe witnessed the accident that night or saw a truck pulled over on the side of the road. A police report was filed and they were able to recover his bike but with no suspect description there's not much the cops can do.
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