Girlfriend calls hit & run victim her saint

August 4, 2009 8:46:37 AM PDT
Philadelphia police continue their search for the hit and run driver who killed a man from Connecticut who was here to see his girlfriend.Brad Grogan and his friends had just finished celebrating his 48th birthday at Waterworks Saturday night.

He and his girlfriend, Kristine Evans, were walking home when they crossed Kelly Drive. An SUV slammed into Grogan killing him.

"He was a good guy....a very good man," said Evans. She said she doesn't remember much.

"We were holding hands and Brad says 'Come on, come on' and we started to run across the street. Next thing I knew....." Evans said as she clapped her hands.

The impact hurled her boyfriend of 14 years, Brad Grogan, into the air. He flipped several times then hit the pavement.

"Just remember him on the ground. The back of his head was all bloodied."

But Evans, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, was uninjured. She believes the man she called "Saint Brad", pushed her out of the way and saved her life.

"I think he had to have pushed me out of the way because why do I have hardly a scratch and he was in a coma."

Police have few leads in the hit and run accident. They believe the vehicle was a dark colored SUV, possibly a Jeep Wrangler.

Evans says there were many people at the scene shortly after it happened. One young man in particular caught her attention. He was dressed in Phillies garb and asking a lot of questions.

"He seemed very nervous...very agitated."

She believes the man may have been in the SUV that killed Brad. Evans is certain there is someone besides the driver who can help investigators and she's pleading for the public to come forward.

"I just want to find the person. I'm really desperate to find this driver because someone needs to be found who ran over Brad."

Police have been getting a few tips. They checked a vehicle early Monday but detectives say it's not the vehicle involved.

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