Only on 7: Woodruff Road cyclist speaks out for first time after hit and run crash


GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) – It’s been six months since a driver hit a cyclist on Woodruff Road in Greenville County. That driver has yet to be caught, but for the first time, we are hearing from the cyclist.

Ben McCall tells 7News the accident took his memory of that day and the two months that followed. He spent nearly five months in Atlanta learning to walk again, after breaking 30 bones and damaging three of his four major arteries.

Six months later, he said he’s blessed to be alive as he looks at what’s left of his bike knowing he can never ride again.

Troopers said the driver stopped after hitting McCall from behind, but then disappeared. With only a sketch from a witness, he’s never been identified or charged.

“I was slowing to turn left and a car at a high rate of speed hit me and she said she didn’t see any brake lights just saw the bike flying and me flying through the air,” McCall said.

The crash remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Anyone with information is asked to call the S.C. Highway Patrol at 864-241-1000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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