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Young motorcyclist forced to amputate leg after hit-and-run on Blue Diamond

Tim Gierczic was on his way home from work. But he never made it there. He had to amputate his leg after a crash on Blue Diamond. The driver who hit him took off in a dark Toyota Tacoma. The truck will have damage on the back. Tonight, Tim's parents have a message for the driver. (Kelsey Thomas | KSNV)

Tim Gierczic was on his way home from work, but he never made it there.

The 27-year-old been bandaged up in a hospital bed at University Medical Center for nearly five days.

John Gierczic, Tim Gierczic's father, says his son has undergone three surgeries.

"There was no saving his leg. He had to have his leg amputated above the knee,” explained Gierczic.

A horrendous collision nearly took his son’s life and the driver he collided with is on the run.

Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers say no arrests have been made.

The crash happened Sunday around 9:15 p.m. on Blue Diamond near Torrey Pines.

First responders rushed Gierczic to the hospital.

"It's terrifying. He's on a ventilator. He's hooked up to every tube. He can't talk to you. He's frustrated and in so much pain and agony. It's pretty disturbing,” said Gierczic.

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He says what happened to his son, happened fast.

"He was almost home. He was less than a mile from home,” he continued.

The collision was so violent, it could see on a security camera at a nearby marijuana shop.

Tim Gierczic was on his motorcycle and never saw it coming.

In the video, you can see the moment of impact.

A driver in a truck pulls out into traffic and collides with Gierczic and then takes off.

"It destroys us that someone would be so callous to not stop,” said Gierczic.

The crash caused permanent damage.

Rhonda Gierczic says she knows her son will pull through this tragedy.

"He's strong. He's a fighter. My belief is he's going to come out stronger than before,” said Gierczic.

There is still no sign of the driver who collided with Gierczic and then left the scene.

The family says the driver was in a dark-colored Toyota Tacoma. The truck will have damage on the back and most likely a broken tail light.

While their son recovers in the hospital, they have a strong message for the driver.

"How can you live with yourself if you've hurt someone so bad?” asked Gierczic.

"It's rough. We just want the guy to come forward, ya know?" said John Gierczic.

If you have any information that might help with the investigation, call CrimeStoppers at (702) 385-555 or *NHP.






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