Family, friends struggle to understand after man in wheelchair critically injured in hit-and-run

By Jonathan Martinez - Anchor/Reporter

LA MARQUE, Texas - Weston Currington has spent the last few days at UTMB struggling to understand how someone could hit his father, who uses a wheelchair, with a car and leave the scene. Currington is waiting and praying for his father to recover.

"I didn't know what to say. I didn't know how to feel. It's just devastating -- you know, something I wouldn't want to happen to anybody," Currington said.

On Tuesday night, La Marque police were called to the 100 block of Main Street for a report of a person hit by a car.

The victim was 57-year-old Mark Currington, who was rolling in his wheelchair when, investigators said, he was hit from behind.

The person responsible didn't stop.

"It's awful., absolutely awful. My only thought is that they thought they might get in trouble," Jimmy Boyd, Currington's friend, said.

Currington was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He remains there with his family by his side.

He has several broken bones and brain injuries after hitting his head during the accident.

"They do expect him to recover. It's going to be a long road to recovery, but I think he's going to be all right," Weston said.

Currington's family and friends want the person who hit him to have a heart and turn themselves in.

"If it was truly an accident, just come clean, because that's going to eat at your conscience. He's got to get some closure and get it off of you. He's a good person," Boyd said.

"I don't know a whole lot about the witnesses or anything or the information that they have on the person that hit him but we're going to do everything we can to try to find them," Weston said.

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