Family prays for father’s recovery after he was hit by two cars on east side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 22, 2015) – A 26-year-old father of two is fighting for his life in the hospital after he was hit by two cars Tuesday night on the city’s east side.

His family spent a night at Eskenazi Hospital not knowing if Raymond Ray Greggs would wake up.

“He’s 26 years old, he has two little girls that love him so much, they’re five and four, they love their dad so much and I wouldn’t know what to do if they lost him,” said his wife Tricia Greggs.

Her husband was hit two times at the intersection of 21st Street and Ritter Avenue.

“Right now all his bones are broken. He’s got two broken legs, all his ribs are broken, his face is broken,” she said.

His injuries are so severe, Greggs is being kept on life support.

“He’s intelligent, smart, a good boy,” said his Aunt Rosie Sanchez.

“He was walking to get gas because they ran out of gas,” she said.

Photo from the scene of the accident
Photo from the scene of the accident

Greggs was walking from his home on 16th Street and Ritter Avenue to a nearby gas station. He was crossing the street when he was struck. The impact left behind on the car that hit him is a clear sign of how severe the initial hit was. Family members said that’s when a second car came from behind and struck him again.

“When I first saw him I about passed out. I walked out of the room for about a minute and then I went back in and I just started crying and just held him. I stayed in there for over an hour with him by myself,” said Sanchez.

“You can see he’s in so much pain from all the broken bones,” said Dorothy Arthur-Wininger, Greggs’ sister.

Family members said doctors are unaware if he’ll be able to make a full recovery.

“I wish the person would come upfront and honest and come apologize because he don’t deserve it at all. Like I said, he’s got his two girls we have to figure out how to take care of,” said Arthur-Wininger.

“How am I going to take care of my kids now? If he does not make it out of this surgery, if he doesn’t make it out of anything,” said Greggs.

Drugs and alcohol did not play a factor and for now, it is unclear if anyone will face charges in the accident.

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