NORTH ATTLEBORO (CBS) – Police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck who allegedly struck a man and woman and then fled in North Attleboro Sunday.

Britanny Maloof says her entire family is praying for her uncle. Paul Re, 62, is at Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries after he and his girlfriend were hit by an alleged hit and run driver as they walked along Adamsdale Road in North Attleboro.

Re’s girlfriend Joy Saint Hilaire was injured and taken to the hospital. Paul Re’s niece says her uncle’s injuries are much more serious. They include a broken pelvis and broken vertebrae.

Paul Re and Joy Saint Hilaire (Family photo)

“He’s fighting for his life. He has severe, severe injuries,” Maloof told WBZ’s Jim Smith. “Joy was more pushed. Paul was struck pretty dead on. He went in the air. He fell like a rag doll is what we were told by Joy. The car did not slow down. Did not stop. Just kept on going.”

Police released images of a white heavy duty pickup truck. They believe it is either a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra with a metal took rack. They also say there is front end damage and the passenger side mirror is missing.

Police search for suspect in North Attleboro hit & run (WBZ-TV)

Maloof said it’s a nightmare. “I don’t know how someone can hit someone. There is no question that you hit someone, two people, you see them flying and you’re immediate reaction is to not stop,” she said.

Joy Saint Hilaire has been released from the hospital, but Paul Re remains at Rhode Island Hospital where the family says he underwent surgery Monday.

The truck was last seen operating south on Adamsdale Rd towards Route 123 in South Attleboro.

Anyone with information or surveillance video is asked to contact North Attleboro police.


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