BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 70-year-old man at a memorial gala Monday.
Bernard Wright’s family said they were shocked by the incident.
Graham said he was walking across the street with Wright but stopped to speak to someone.
Wright is recovering at Delray Medical Center.
“Because of the pain and the level of injury he was going through, he was heavily sedated; that was the best way to stay comfortable,” Graham said.
Wright’s family hopes the perpetrators will come forward.
“The family was broken. He was their husband, their father, their grandfather, their great-grandfather, he was their anchor,” Graham said. “So, they’re in a difficult situation and are praying for the best for him.”
Meanwhile, a news conference will be held at noon Thursday on the 800 block of Northern Federal Highway, the same location where the hit-and-run occurred.
Anyone with information about the accident or the whereabouts of the person driving the white Chevrolet Camaro at the time of the accident is urged to contact Officer Mastro at 561-742-6100.