St. Louis road worker, Doug Hindle, was seriously injured on the job in a hit-and-run car accident on May 18, 2017. Hindle was working as a laborer for the Local 110 in South County St. Louis, when he was involved in a car accident where a hit-and-run driver struck him causing near-fatal injury.
The worker was set to retire in two weeks, and the date he was struck and injured on the job was his last scheduled day of work. Hindle was taken to the hospital immediately following the car accident with injury such as a torn aorta, torn intestine, two broken legs, fractures in both arms and hands, a broken pelvis, bruised kidneys and bleeding from the brain, as well as second and third-degree asphalt burns to his body.
The St. Louis County Police Department is looking for persons of interest who fled from the scene of the car accident. Witnesses report the responsible driver who caused the car accident was driving a white pickup truck with extended cab. The witnesses to the car accident report the vehicle possibly has a missing drivers-side headlight and front end damage.
Detectives have received some tips as to who may have caused the car accident, but a driver has not yet been identified. Due to the magnitude of injuries caused in the car accident, the family of Hindle is not yet sure whether their father will survive the work injury.
He has undergone several surgeries and medical procedures for the car accident injuries, and remains in the hospital as of the date of this writing.
St. Louis Laborer Union Local 110 is offering a $5000 reward for any information on the driver who caused the car accident. If you are aware of any information relating to this car accident, call St. Louis County CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 or the St. Louis County Police at 636-529-8210.