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Victim in North Spokane hit and run forgives driver, still wants justice

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John Jozwiak remains glued to his hospital bed Thursday. The 25-year-old is one of two victims of a hit and run Sunday night
 
"We heard tires screeching behind us and we could hear a car coming and we looked behind and there he was right behind,” said Jozwiak. “I remember my dad yelled get out of the way and I tried, but I wasn't quick enough.”

John and his father, 68-year-old Lloyd Jozwiak, were seriously injured while walking near Lincoln and Standard in North Spokane Sunday just before midnight. Police say the alleged driver, Marshall Robel, jumped the curbed and slammed into the back of John and Lloyd.

John suffered several broken bones in his right leg. His father remains in the ICU with a head injury.

“He wasn't even really moving if at all,” said Jozwiak. “I’m just really happy that I didn't lose him cause he's one of my best friends.” 

While lying on the pavement in agony, Jozwiak says he saw the suspect vehicle. 

“It almost looked like he stopped for a second,” said Jozwiak. “But then he just drove off. It's as if he just didn't care.”

Robel is facing two counts of vehicular assault and two counts of hit and run.

Jozwiak says he forgives Robel, but doesn’t understand why he didn’t stop.

“I don't hate you,” he said. “But justice needs to be served in this case.”

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