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Cyclist injured when drag racing cars hit him

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St. Louis police are still looking for two drivers who hit a bicyclist while street racing in the Ville neighborhood.

Around 10:00 p.m. on March 26, Harvey L. Griffin, Jr. was riding his bike westbound down Martin Luther King Drive at North Sarah Street when he was hit by one of two cars racing down the street.

Griffin suffered injuries to his legs, neck, arms and back.

“I was in disbelief,” said Griffin, “I turned around and what do you know, two seconds after that I had impact. And I was flying through the air.”

Griffin landed about 20 feet away, lying halfway on the sidewalk, and dangerously halfway in the street.

He was badly injured.

“I noticed that my right foot was turned all the way in, and my bone of my ankle was sticking out,” said Griffin.

Both cars, a red Ford Crown Victoria and a gray station wagon, left the scene as Griffin watched helplessly.

It couldn’t have come at a worse time for Griffin, who lost his father to cancer just four days before the accident. He'd also been out of work for two weeks prior to the accident.

He was left with thousands of dollars in medical bills that he has no way to pay, along with questions for the drivers responsible.

“Why, why would you leave? You know you were wrong. Why did you leave?" Griffin questioned. “I don't care if you wouldn't have tried to help me. Just stand up for what you've done.”

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