Cleveland Teachers Union & CMSD reach tentative agreement, avert strike
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

Hit-and-Run Victim: ‘I Didn’t Know it Was That Bad’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland police released surveillance video of a man being hit by a car off Public Square in downtown Cleveland, in hopes of catching the hit-and-skip driver.

Sunday, just before 2 a.m. Michael Keough, 27, was walking across Ontario Street at South Roadway in front of the casino, in the crosswalk, but against a red light.

A white car, who had a green light, hit him.

Keough is tossed up on the hood and into the air, landing motionless in the middle of the street.

The driver of the four-door white Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Marquis who struck him just keeps on driving.

"Yeah, I know I must have got hit pretty hard. I didn't know it was that bad," Keough said when Fox 8 News showed him the video.

"Watching that video I didn't realize it was that extreme," Keough said, as he leaned on a cane with his left knee in a brace.

Amazingly, Keough was not seriously hurt.

But he has no memory of being hit.

"I don't remember. I mean, I went to the casino with my buddy for his bachelor party and I must have been leaving. I was probably trying to get a cab home and next thing I know I'm in the hospital," Keough said.

He admits he had been drinking.

The engaged father of two has no broken bones, but a lot of bruises, and he fears he has a torn ligament in his knee.

"I’m guessing that's where it clipped me when I did a flip. I didn't realize any of the happened," Keough said.

He and the Cleveland Police Department want to find the driver who hit him, then took off – not knowing if Keough was dead or alive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Accident Investigation Unit at (216) 623-5295.