By Alexis R. Milan
Hit-and-run victim, Hilton Conorquie, who was knocked down and left on the road almost two-weeks ago, is still in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hopsital.
His family is appealing to the public to help by donating blood.
Therese Leiva, Conorquie’s sister, said her brother was scheduled for surgery since last Thursday but was told the hospital would need to have 10 pints of blood donated to the Blood Bank on Conorquie’s behalf.
So far, Leiva said, they’ve only been able to gather a few pints given by the Blood Bank, which must be replenished.
Leiva said the family is distressed and is hoping that Conorquie’s surgery can be completed as soon as possible.
According to Leiva, both Hilton’s feet and hands are broken. He is desperately in need of assistance so that he can have the surgery. They are concerned that he may become permanently deformed if he does not get the surgery soon.
Leiva appealed to the driver responsible for Conorquie’s current condition to come forward and turn himself in.
According to Leiva, police have indicated that they may have located a suspect but no statement has yet been taken. Leiva said the police promised to keep them updated.
Conorquie’s blood type is O positive. The family is asking anyone with the same blood type to make a contribution that could save his life.
Conorquie was doing some work on the George Price Highway near the Mile 8 community on August 15th, when a vehicle struck him. He received extensive injuries to his head, body, arms and legs.