6 months following hit-and-run driver not arrested - WKRN News 2

6 months following hit-and-run driver not arrested

Posted: Updated: Feb 15, 2013 06:51 PM
Donald Faulkner is still recovering from a near fatal hit-and-run wreck over the summer in Murfreesboro. Donald Faulkner is still recovering from a near fatal hit-and-run wreck over the summer in Murfreesboro.
The accident occurred near South Rutherford Boulevard and Mercury Boulevard in Murfreesboro. The accident occurred near South Rutherford Boulevard and Mercury Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
LEWISBURG, Tenn. -

Donald Faulkner is still recovering from a near fatal hit-and-run wreck over the summer in Murfreesboro.

The 23-year-old was riding his bicycle just after Midnight on June 16, 2012 near the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and South Rutherford Boulevard when a car struck him. The driver kept driving.

"I would like to know their personal story, if they are able to narrate the accident," he said. "I would just like find out what they thought about it. How it made them feel."

Faulkner suffered injuries to his head and arms. He also had hearing loss as a result of the wreck.

LifeFlight transported him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. He later transferred to a 24-hour rehabilitation center for the summer.

Faulkner has since been released and is living with relatives in Pulaski. He is off his pain medications and got a job over the holidays.

He still has a ringing in his ears and faces a mountain of medical bills as a result of the wreck.

"I have been taking care of myself, as well as I can, and helping myself by staying mentally active," he said. "I am reading as many books as I can."

Nashville's News 2 has tried multiple times to get information about investigation into Faulkner's wreck.

Murfreesboro's police spokesman Kyle Evans has declined multiple requests for interviews and has not released any information about the investigation.

In the days following the wreck a car was confiscated, but no one has been charged in connection with the wreck.

The lack of progress in the investigation frustrates Faulkner because his life has been forever altered by someone who continues, presumably, to be free.

"It disturbs me because I had a life and a great job," he said. "I am very surprised [there has not been an arrest] I believe the reason the camera captured the license plate was for the number to be discovered."

Faulkner is focusing on possibly learning another language and his art. He draws portraits.

He is also hoping to return to work in the future.

Anyone with information about the person who struck Faulkner is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP.

Previous Stories:

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  • June 16, 2012: Hit-and-run driver flees after striking bicyclist
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