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Construction worker nearly killed by hit-and-run driver returns home

"Thank God because I would be lost without him," his wife said.

FERGUSON, Mo. – A Ferguson construction worker run over on the job by a hit-and-run driver returned home Tuesday, seven months after the wreck that nearly killed him.

Doug Hindle was hit while working on paving project in Affton at the intersection of Heegee and New Hampshire.

“He had a brain injury, a torn aorta, carotid artery was dissected, a duodenum injury, broken ribs, broken pelvis, compound fracture in his right leg, shattered knee, there’s no knee bone left,” his wife, Kathy, said.

While not all those injuries are healed, Hindle is well enough to keep recovering at home.

His improvement is a relief to his family, who’s been by his side from the ICU to the rehab facility.

“Thank God because I would be lost without him,” Kathy said.

The driver who hit Hindle has not yet been arrested. A $30,000 reward is being offered in the case.

“I don't want this person going out there and doing this to someone else. This has devastated my family,” Kathy said.

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