SAINT PAUL, Minn. - When Greg Bougie looks at the skateboard he's had for 10 years nearly broken in two, he realizes how lucky he is.
"I'm very blessed that I'm okay," said Bougie. "I wasn't expecting anything like that. I've been doing this my whole life."
On the evening of August 3rd, Bougie was riding his skateboard heading in to downtown St. Paul on Kellogg Avenue, a route he's done "hundreds of times." However, while skateboarding down the street, Bougie noticed a car headed straight towards him.
"It was coming the wrong way on a one-way," he recalls. "I tried to avoid it, but couldn't.
The car struck him, head on.
"The windshield stopped my impact and I remember going over the car and going airborne," he said.
The vehicle that hit him sped off leaving Bougie in the street, badly injured. He sustained a serious head injury including bleeding on the brain. Eventually, he was taken to a hospital where he received more than 30 stitches to close the gap in his head.
"It could've been a lot uglier," says Greg. "But I don't know why someone would drive off."
Bougie did file a police report, but all he could tell investigators was that the vehicle was a dark-colored SUV.
"It will have damage to the front end and I smashed the windshield," says Bougie. "If somebody could hit someone and take off, I don't know what that says about their decision making about other things in life."
If you have information about the hit and run you're asked to contact St. Paul Police.
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