Local Attorney Victimized in Yet Another Hit and Run Case

A local attorney was the victim in yet another hit and run case, this one happening Saturday morning. Again, the driver left the scene without rendering aid.

The victim, 60-year old Robert Leshin, said he is still in a lot of pain. He has two broken vertebrae and a broken ankle, but he said he is lucky to be alive.

"I turned to see if there were any cars in back of me before I took a left," Leshin said. "Saw one car coming, so I moved further to the right. Next thing I know, I'm being hit."

Leshin recounted the moments that led to him being put in a hospital bed. He was supposed to be meeting a group of cyclists for a bike ride on Ocean Drive Saturday morning, when he was struck. The driver never stopped to help.

The avid cyclist said he has always heard about cases like this, but never thought he would be hit.

"Be careful of the bicyclist. They have no protection whatsoever versus a car," Leshin said. "They are going to lose everything. Cars need to watch out. Bicyclists are not out there to be malicious. Just trying to get their exercise."

Leshin said he hopes to leave the hospital on Tuesday. In the meantime, he said he has a message for the person who hit him: he wants an apology.

Police said they have pieced together evidence left at the scene and are now searching for a silver 2012 Ford Focus with damage to the front-right end of the vehicle. If you come across a vehicle like this, please notify the police.


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