NORTH ANDOVER (CBS) — Police in North Andover have released surveillance video of a hit and run accident on Main Street July 5 hoping it will give them a break in the case.

It left the victim, 44-year-old Joe Ball, with a leg broken in three places, internal and head injuries, and still hospitalized with a long road to recovery.

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The man who was struck by a car in North Andover on Sunday speaks out about the incident. (WBZ-TV)

Joe Ball, who was struck by a car in North Andover on Sunday, speaks out about the incident. (WBZ-TV)

“The car just went by and there I am on the ground,” said Ball from his hospital bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, watching the video for the first time.

“This is just careless. I could have been killed. I see myself on that sidewalk.”

In surveillance video released by police on Friday, the man appears to be hunched down next to his motorcycle when the suspect's car hits him, knocking both him and the motorcycle to the ground. (Image Credit: North Andover Police Department)

In surveillance video released by police on Friday, the man appears to be hunched down next to his motorcycle when the suspect’s car hits him, knocking both him and the motorcycle to the ground. (Image Credit: North Andover Police Department)

Ball has no memory of being hit and just left on the street while the driver sped off. He had just run an errand and stopped briefly to make a repair on his motorcycle.

He says the video clarifies for him what happened.

Watch: Surveillance Video

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“I was trying to see if I was at fault or something, maybe squatting down. I’m not at fault, I’m there as clear as day. They’re not looking where they’re going,” he said.

Ball is convinced it’s a case of distracted driving since he says the road was wide open on a quiet Sunday.

He says it’s now changed life for both he and his family, including a 2-year-old daughter.

“I’m going to recover, but I’ll never be the way I was before this hit me,” he said.

Ball would like to know who is responsible and wants to be a voice for other accident victims injured at the hands of careless drivers.

“This is pure carelessness and needs to be addressed,” he says.

Police are hoping someone will recognize the white colored sedan in the video, and urge the public to be on the lookout for a car that color with front end damage.

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Anyone with information is asked to call police at (978) 683-3168.

Beth Germano