Axis, AL (WKRG)
A man in Mobile County continues his long road to recovering one month after a hit and run motorcycle crash. Alan Pinkstaff was seriously hurt after being rear-ended his motorcycle last month. Today he needs help in a walker or wheelchair getting around. He was leading us to the backyard to check out what remains of his smashed motorcycle.
“Because that was my pride and joy I put a lot of time and a lot of money in it and now it’s gone,” said Alan Pinkstaff. Last month we spoke to him from his hospital bed. That was days after a crash on I-165 where police say another car hit his bike and the driver ran off.
“This happened and put me out for another year and it just gets to you mentally because you feel like you can’t do nothing for your family,” said Alan Pinkstaff. Pinkstaff says he feels frustrated with police for not making an arrest yet and frustrated with his own situation.
“So it’s just in and out the doctors with therapy and for the most part I’m either confined to a wheelchair or a hospital bed, said Alan Pinkstaff. His injuries include some you can’t see immediately. Road rash on his back was so bad he said his spleen was damaged. The recovery is taking a mental and physical toll on the family.
“We’re still working day by day to get things where they need to be and it’s just difficult it’s hard for me to see him suffer through something like this because there’s nothing I can do,” said wife Crystal Pinkstaff. It could be another year of healing and therapy before he’s on his feet or on a bike again. Family members said they’re working to pay mounting medical bills.
The family has set up a go fund me page which we’ve linked here.