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Published January 14, 2010, 08:11 AM

Reward fund started to help find driver of hit and run

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man run down on a city street is making progress tonight in the hospital. Justin Bohmer's father tells us doctors took him off a ventilator and he is talking, but the search for the person who hit, dragged him and then fled, is ongoing.

These digital signs across Fargo are now flashing reward information to help find the person who hit Justin Bohmer and fled. Justin's reward fund has started with 3 thousand dollars. That includes money from Justin’s father and a donation from the Newman family.

Fargo Police say they have very little information into the hit and run. There were no witnesses and no suspect has come forward. Justin's father says the time frame has been narrowed to between 3:30 early Wednesday morning when Justin left his friends house, and 4:45 that morning when a passerby called police.

Its estimated Justin could have been lying in the street, injured, for almost an hour before being found. Everyone agrees that someone knows something.

“Good should triumph over evil and we need to catch the person that is responsible for this, because to me the issue isn't so much Justin getting hit, to me the issue is somebody ran down a human being and left them to die.”

Donations for the Justin Bohmer reward fund can be dropped off at any Gate City Bank, care of the Justin reward fund. Friends of Justin have also planned a benefit concert. It’s January 30th, starting at 6pm at Fargo’s VFW.

The effort to find the person who hit a Fargo man and fled is now going online. The family of Justin Bohmer has set up a Facebook page called, "Help find the person who ran over my brother".

So far, the page has more than 500 followers. Many people are posting their well wishes for Justin, but so far no tips. If you're on Facebook, you can find the page by searching for Justin Bohmer.