JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A motorcyclist badly injured in a crash in Crystal Springs wants answers after he said he was left with a more than $280,000 medical bill and no contact information for the foreign driver who struck him.
Michael Feagle, 23, was was struck by a driver who failed to yield at the intersection of Crystal Springs Road and Chaffee Road about 8:15 p.m. Sept. 16, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
"I was just driving on my motorcycle to go get something to eat from Wendy's and right before I made it through that light, I saw the dude coming," Feagle said.
For the past two months, Feagle has been recovering from the accident that put him in the hospital with lasting injuries and left his orange motorcycle split in two.
"I broke my kneecap, my femur and I broke my wrist -- shattered my wrist -- and broke these two fingers. And they had to put a rod in my pinky," Feagle said.
According to the police report, the driver, who was from out of the country and driving a rental vehicle, was given a warning.
"I'm left with $283,000 in medical bills from these injuries that happened all because someone was trying to hurry up and make a light," Feagle said.
The driver's personal information was not listed on the report, so Feagle said he has turned to an attorney for help.
"They're trying to get in touch with the car rental place to see and get information about this guy," Feagle said.
In the meantime, Feagle, who had been in a previous accident on Chaffee Road, wants to warn drivers who are often in a hurry to slow down for him and others on the road.
"People drive too fast and too crazy," Feagle said. "They got school zones on this street where you're only supposed to go 15 mph. But people don't do that and the kids walk and they don't even have a sidewalk."
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Feagle's medical expenses.