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Posted: 6:02 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
By Mark Becker
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Even the simplest things can be a struggle for Scott Curtis.
But it's remarkable that he can do anything at all after the accident that left him and his bicycle crumpled and broken on the side of Brown Grier Road three months ago.
"I have no memory at all of that day," Curtis said Thursday as he sat in a wheelchair in a rehabilitation center in southwest Charlotte.
His sister, though, remembers it all too well.
"It was incredibly bad. It's a devastating injury," said Vicki Sykes.
Sykes has watched her brother go from a coma to spine surgery and now the rehab program that is slowly, painfully trying to bring him back.
And she has seen our story of the young woman charged with the hit-and-run, Jenna Woodring, smiling and even laughing in the back seat of a patrol car just hours after the accident.
"I was frankly horrified. She (was) so unaware at that point of what she had done and what she had really done to our family," Sykes said.
Jenna Woodring's mother told Eyewitness News she has psychological problems and was scheduled to go to a rehab facility the day of the accident. Her next court date is in December.
Curtis hasn't seen the video of Woodring yet and has not thought of what he would tell her if he could. He is, for now, too busy fighting to come back and restart a life that was almost lost.
"We're hopeful that I'll get my legs back and be able to walk again," Curtis said.
"With a lot of work and a lot of care, we can get as far as he can go, so we'll be there with him every step of the way," Sykes added.
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