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Man recovering in hospital after he was crushed by car

3 years ago August 30, 2011 Aug 30, 2011 Tuesday, August 30 2011 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 5:17:51 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- A man nearly lost his legs after he was crushed by a car that drove into his home on North Acadian Thruway last week. Baton Rouge Police say a drunk driver was behind the wheel. 

Police arrested 34-year-old Marcus Hayes after they say he crashed into the home, hitting 37-year-old Joell Leggins who was sitting on the front porch. 

Leggins was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Family members told News 2 he had surgery on legs this morning, and is slowly recovering.

Neighbors Percy and Patricia Pitts say it was just a matter of time before someone was seriously injured by drivers who speed down their street.

"They really take Acadian Thruway as a drag strip at times," Percy Martin said.

The Pitts plan to organize a petition so the city will install a speed hump or reduce the speed limit on their street.

Family members aren't sure how long Leggins will stay in the hospital, but he will spend his 38-the birthday there tomorrow. Hayes is still behind bars.

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