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Published January 13, 2010, 08:39 AM

Hit and run in Fargo leaves army veteran in serious condition

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man left in the middle of a residential street after getting run over by a car this morning and police are still looking for the person who ran him over. 25-year-old Justin Bohmer is in serious condition at MeritCare.

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There was a pool of blood where the man was hit. Police say Bohmer was bleeding heavily from his head. He was taken to MeritCare. Police are using laser equipment and other techniques to back-track where he was. A back pack, beer cans, and hat and gloves were scattered on the scene.

"Certainly there's indication that he may have been drinking alcohol, but I don't know if he was or not."

The driver faces a one-thousand dollar fine and/or one year in jail for injuring a person and fleeing the scene. For the 25-year-old's family, today's news was unthinkable.

Justin Bohmer is an army veteran who had just served a two and a half year duty in Iraq. His father says it's shocking to think that this is where his son would be so badly injured. It was shocking news that father Dan Bohmer woke up to at 6:00 this morning, a phone call from Justin's mom.

"What kind of person would run someone over and leave them to die?"

Dan, a former Moorhead city councilman, says he was upset that his son was the victim of an unthinkable crime.

"He's doing as well as can be expected after you get hit by a car and left in the cold wet street by some sorry sack of crap."

This early morning accident left his son with extensive injuries.

"He has a fractured vertebrae, lacerations and contusions across his body and his head."

Something this National Guard soldier says he never imagined would happen to his son, here.

"You come back to the relative safety of Fargo and some piece of crap runs you down!"

Justin is still in serious condition in MeritCare. His father believes they will keep his son sedated for the next day or so because of the extent of his injuries.

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