Reward offered after father and son hit by truck leaving Blues g -

Reward offered after father and son hit by truck leaving Blues game

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by Alexis Zotos

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – The victims of a hit-and-run following a Blues game in downtown hope a reward will help police find the man responsible.

On April 7, Mark Staub and his 19-year-old son Brendan, were hit by a red pickup truck at Poplar and 18th.

“I want answers yesterday, and it's frustrating,” said Staub.

Mark has a several breaks in his ankle and will need surgery on his knees, while Brendan has 50 stitches, but both say they are thankful to be alive.

“All of a sudden I heard some wheels squealing and I looked up and there was a truck about 10 feet from me coming right at me,” Mark recalled.

The truck hit Mark first and then his son.

“My ankle was broken so I crawled, started to crawl to my son, and I looked up and my son was about 25 feet down the street,” he said.

The streets were packed following the Blues game and many people saw what happened. One witness even snapping a photo of red Chevy pick up truck.

“Unfortunately the glare caused the license plate to be obsolete,” Mark said.

The Staubs say they're frustrated, but not with police.

“I feel police are doing everything they can,” he said.

Police are currently investigating eight cases of pedestrians hit since the beginning of the year. In all of 2014, there were seven. That includes the other couple hit after leaving a Blues game in February that left a woman dead.

Now the Staub's hope a reward will bring new information forward.

But Mark Staub feels like with the number of people

“Someone knows something, I need those people to step up and help us out,” said Staub.

The victim's own non-for-profit foundation, Brendan's Buddies, is now offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Brendan's Buddies is the foundation set up for the Staub's son who has suffered from a undiagnosed neurological disease since he was child.

“I've got a kid whose fought for his life for the last 10 years and now something like this happens to him? We need to know who did this,” Staub said. “In my book this is money well spent.”

Anyone with any information on this case please contact the St. Louis Police Department at 314-444-2585.

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