I have debated whether I wanted to write about this for a couple weeks but I guess it's time. My dear friend Joe, whom I've known since junior high, was involved in a hit-and-run accident a couple weeks ago so I just wanted to give an update. You might know him as the drummer for The Roman Spring, to me he's been a great friend for many years, and I think he'll probably kill me for even mentioning this because he's the most unassuming person I know and does not like to be the center of attention whatsoever.
He and a friend were walking home near El Cajon and Texas and were hit by an oncoming car which fled the scene. He and his friend had similar injuries; a broken leg and injured shoulder, and she broke a bone in her neck. They are both doing well, she was released from the hospital a couple days ago and he's hoping to get out in a couple days, just waiting for some of the swelling in his leg to go down after surgery to place a titanium rod in his leg. He's been in high spirits every time I talk to him and the couple times I've dropped by (though he's definitely over hospital food). As for The Roman Spring, they're recording and fortunately he'd already laid down his drum tracks so the album is still coming together and should have no delay. His recovery may take a couple months but I wish him a speedy recovery and know he'll be back better than ever.
As for the driver, she allegedly turned herself in the next day. Send positive thoughts their way. If you are a friend of Joe and would like information on calling or visiting, please e-mail me directly and I can get you in touch with him. As for Joe, I hope he doesn't kill me for giving the update.
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