The victim of a hit-and-run said he is lucky to have escaped with his
life after two teenage girls in a white pick-up truck attacked him with
water balloons and struck him before speeding off, dragging him under
Steven Bright, 26, suffered injuries to his hand and
chest after two teenage girls pulled up alongside him and his brother as
they were walking past an elementary school in Chandler, Arizona.
they drove away at speed, the truck caught Steven by the shirt and he
was dragged along for a short length before falling under the wheels. He
suffered a broken hand and bruised ribs.
The incident took place on August 4. Police are now appealing to the public for help in catching the teenage culprits.
Speaking to ABC, he said it was 'amazing' he wasn't more hurt as he thought his life was over.
'I remember thinking in my head this is it pretty much. I'm going be thrown off this truck and I'm done,' he said.
and his brother were walking near Carson Elementary School when the
girls started attacking them with water balloons, he said. At first he
thought they were throwing rocks.
When the Brights tried to get
out of the line of fire, the driver allegedly stepped on the gas,
snagging Steven's shirt and dragging him under the tires.
His brother was spared.
told ABC: 'I could hear the girls screaming in the car. I actually saw
the two girls in the vehicle when I was flying over the front driver
side of the truck.
'I was yelling "Hey, stop. Stop. Stop" and they just would not stop.'
Surveillance footage captured the whole incident and the driver could be facing charges of aggravated assault.
Seth Tyler of the Chandler police: 'It's a very serious incident.
What's more important is the fact that we are really seeking these two
individuals out so we can really hear their version of what happened.'
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