Throggs Neck ‘hit and run’ victim makes steady recovery

Jared D’Amico suffered many serious injuries as a result of the crash.

A Throggs Neck man who was the victim of horrific hit and run is making a remarkable recovering.

Jared D’Amico, who was run over by a Jeep while crossing East Tremont Avenue near Milton Place on Saturday, February 11, is back home and making steady progress towards healing his body after extensive inpatient treatments at Jacobi Medical Center and Burke Rehabilitation in Westchester County.

D’Amico is now able to walk again with the aid of a walker, and is beginning outpatient physical therapy, he told the Bronx Times.

“I am gradually getting better and gaining strength,” said D’Amico.

D’Amico, who is 28-years-old and had been working in construction before he was flung in the air by a speeding vehicle while crossing East Tremont Avenue, said that one of his goals is to be able to walk without assistance.

The walker is a helpful device right now, providing him the ability to build up his upper body strength if he gets tired.

Jared D’Amico currently has to use a transport chair when moving from place to place and is now walking with the support of a walker.
Photos courtesy of Jared D’Amico
Photos courtesy of Jared D’Amico

He suffered two broken legs, a cracked pelvis, some damaged vertebrae, five broken ribs and brain injury after the impact with the vehicle, which he doesn’t remember, he said.

He still hopes the driver of the vehicle will turn themselves in, he said.

His once perfectly healthy life is now punctuated by days of extreme pain.

Dr. Srinivas Reddy, the Jacobi Medical Center trauma surgeon who worked on his case said that when D’Amico was brought into the Emergency Department he had lost half of his blood and his blood pressure had fallen dangerously low.

“He was pretty badly jacked up,” said Reddy, who added that D’Amico pushed himself to get to where he is today.

“I think he should recover fully from all of these injuries,” said Reddy.

D’Amico is now performing therapy to recover from his injuries.
Photos courtesy of Jared D’Amico
Photos courtesy of Jared D’Amico

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260–4597. E-mail him at procchio@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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