Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Hit and run victim paralyzed; suspect arrested

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The bicyclist struck Wednesday night after a hit and run crash is paralyzed from the waist down, family members say.

Charles Driggers, 66, was critically injured after being hit while riding his bike on Cannonsburg Rd near Chauncey Ave. He was airlifted to Spectrum Health by Aero Med.

Charles’ son – Shawn Driggers – says his father is paralyzed from the waist down after suffering a spinal injury. Doctors don’t expect him to walk again.

Charles is Vietnam veteran, a father, and a grandfather. He’s also a triathlete and prostate cancer survivor.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department reports that a suspect has been arrested on a felony charge related to the crash. That suspect is expected to be arraigned Friday.

Deputies say Charles Driggers remains in serious condition.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.