Man previously guilty of hit-and-run becomes victim - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man previously guilty of hit-and-run becomes victim

Reginald Davis is pleading for the driver who hit him to come forward. (Source: WOIO) Reginald Davis is pleading for the driver who hit him to come forward. (Source: WOIO)
We've done a lot of hit-and-run stories. Some get solved, some don't. But rarely do they have the twists like this story does.
 
"I was going to get groceries. It was, I was walking down there," Reginald Davis tells 19 Action News reporter Dan DeRoos.
 
It was Tuesday night and Davis was crossing busy Fulton at Denison in Cleveland. Davis is visually impaired but says he knows he had the walk signal. Halfway through the intersection, he was hit by a truck that took off.

"If I had been on my phone and not paying attention to the cars coming in, would have been dead tonight," says an emotional Davis.

Fortunately, he was treated for just scrapes and bruises.
 
"Whoever it is, whoever done, tried to hit me on purpose, please turn yourself in. Please turn yourself in. Because you know what? I've been through this."
 
Yes, you read that correctly. Back in Florida in 2003, Davis tells us he was the driver when he hit a woman and drove off.

"She was in a coma. It was my mother's best friend," say Davis, fighting back tears.

"And you did the right thing?" DeRoos asked.
 
"I turned myself in. I turned myself in. And she's OK today," said Davis.
 
With his visual impairment, he had a daytime driver's license, but lost that and served time. 

"I served 18 months in prison," says Davis.
 
He has learned his lesson, paid his debt to society, and now hopes whoever did this will do the same.
 
"Turn yourself in," Davis pleaded.

Davis describes the truck that hit him as a red Chevy S10 with a white topper. 

Cleveland Police are investigating. If you have any information that could help, give them a call at (216) 623-5000. 

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