Hit-and-run victim taken out of medically-induced coma

Hit-and-run victim taken out of medically-induced coma

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The family of a man hit by a vehicle last week in Baton Rouge say they have taken him out of a medically-induced coma, but his condition remains dire as police desperately search for the driver who hit him.

The accidents happened on Aug. 25 when police say Edwin Davis, 55, was walking his bike across E. Washington Street and was hit by a car. Since the accident, Davis has been in a medically induced coma to reduce swelling in his brain. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. The Davis family says finding the person responsible could help ease their pain.

“It helps to patch up some of the holes in our hearts,” said Billie Davis, the victim's brother. “We're going to miss him a lot, knowing that somebody either came forward and said they were responsible or if someone says we saw the accident and we can describe the car, that would help us know that something is being done. At this point we have no information.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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