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Family seeks justice after driver flees scene of crash that critically injured man

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 19:43:54-04

WEST VALLEY CITY -- With friends and family to support him, Kelly Hansen describes seeing his big brother fight for his life in the ICU.

"Not even day by day. Minute by minute. Hour by hour. We know he'll pull through, but at this point it’s very, very serious," Hansen said of his brother Kory's fight to recover.

Kory Hansen, 38, was hit by a car Wednesday night while crossing Redwood Road in West Valley City.

The impact shattered his elbow, pelvis, and hip. Doctors say he has very little brain activity at this point.

The driver was reportedly eating pizza when he hit him and drove off immediately.

"He would've never left anyone," Hansen said. "He wouldn't leave a dog in the street like that, and for him to be left like that, it's just crushing."

Kelly describes his brother as a selfless man who was loved by everyone who knew him.

"He's my role model," he said. "He's my best friend and everybody's best friend."

While Kory struggles to survive, his family is asking everyone to look for the man responsible.

“We know that people make mistakes, but you just don't leave someone like that to die, so if somebody would do that, he would do, what would he do? None of us know, so we need to get this guy off the street,” Hansen said.

According to police, the driver is a Hispanic man. He was driving a dark-colored 2013 or newer model Honda. The car may have some sort of placard over the back license plate and there's likely front-end damage.

"Mechanics, if you guys have had someone come in with front end damage to their vehicle, make a phone call," Hansen said.

A family desperate for justice and hoping to protect others from the same pain.

"Please just call it," Hansen said. "Just do it please. For my family, for my brother, and so that it doesn't happen to anyone else."

At this point, West Valley City Police say they have no suspects or leads, but the search continues. If you have any information on this driver, please call West ValleyCity PD.

Coworkers have set up a GoFundMe account to help Kory Hansen, click here for details.