The truck driver who hit a 34-year-old West Palm Beach man and left him to die by the road, remains on the road. Now the family of the man hit, Matthew Danchak, is asking for the public’s help to find that driver.
Danchak was involved in an accident on the Sawgrass Expressway Oct. 11 north of Sample Road. He pulled over to the center median, got out of his car and attempted to cross the Sawgrass to do the right thing, says his sister Melissa Echaus.
"He wanted to check, because he saw the woman standing out of her car. He wanted to make sure she was OK,” Echaus said.
At the moment Danchak tried to cross the Sawgrass Expressway, witnesses said, a white semi-tractor trailer hauling a box container leveled the man. According to the Florida Highway Patrol there should be damage to the front right side, a missing bumper, and a missing mirror.
The impact knocked Danchak out of his shoes. He was flown to Broward Health North, where he remained in a medically-induced coma until a few days ago.
He is still in critical condition, but has seen improvement. Danchak is breathing on his own and is communicative, yet he doesn't remember a thing, according to his family.
Echaus said the driver has no conscience and there's no way he or she didn't know they hit something or someone. That's why Echaus is making another plea for someone to come forward and believes someone know something.
"I’m praying there's someone out there that knows something. If they've seen the truck or maybe the driver said something, or he took it to a body shop to be fixed,” she said.
If you have any information contact FHP or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
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