Man gets hit by car trying to get his daughter out of backseat

Published: Nov. 30, 2019 at 7:42 AM EST
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UPDATE 11/30/19 @ 4:10 p.m.

Joseph Jervis says he was just making a quick stop at a home his remodeling when he ended up with a sprained leg.

"My wife said 'there's a car coming' and at that time I looked around, heard a loud boom and felt my legs kind of give out," said Jervis.

Jervis says he was reaching into the backseat of his car for his 3-year-old daughter when a car driving up Harvey Road hit his back door, which then hit him.

"I heard a loud boom and felt the door hit me in the back."

He says the person behind the wheel just kept driving but luckily, bystanders came over to help him up.

"I'm just thankful somebody was watching over me," Jervis tells WSAZ.

That I could even be walking today because, it could've been a lot worse, had they been a little bit closer then it would've been a lot different."

He's also thankful that his kids were only shaken by the incident.

"I'm just glad that the kids, they listened and honestly this is probably a good lesson for them because they'll know what can actually happen now."

No word on any arrests being made at this time.

This is a developing story. Keep checking the WSAZ app for details.


One person was injured in a hit-and-run accident Friday night.

Dispatchers said it happened in the 2500 block of Harvey Road around 10 p.m.

No word on how bad that person was injured, or any arrests as a result of the crash.

This is a developing story. Keep checking the WSAZ app for details.