CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s going to be a long road to recovery for a bicyclist who was hit by a car and dragged hundreds of feet down the street Monday evening.
Scott Jacobson, 47, was bicycling home after dropping his sons off at wrestling practice when he was hit on 35th Street.READ MORE: Supreme Court Signals Support For Upholding Mississippi Abortion Ban
Bandages conceal road rash so bad you can see his bones. Beside severe road rash, his pelvis was broken in three places.
The accident happened blocks away from his McKinley Park home.
“I was asking him while he was dragging me: ‘Why won’t you put your brakes on?’” Jacobson said. “’You’re killing me. I have a family. Please don’t kill me.’”
But it got worse. Scott says he was “balled under the oil pan” and thought he was going to die.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: CPD Detective Recounts Actor's Description Of Attack Police And Prosecutors Have Called A Hoax
Remarkably, he was able to use a paramedic’s phone to call his wife Rachael
“I heard Scott’s voice telling me that he had been in an accident and it was really, really bad,” she said. “I talked to the paramedics and asked if he was going to be ok and the said, ‘We hope so.’”
The driver of the SUV, 26-year-old Joshua Thomas is facing numerous charges including reckless driving. He’s out on bond.
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Doctors say his recovery should last about six months.