Los Angeles

Music Producer Seriously Injured in Hit-And-Run Crash

He suffered 15 broken bones in addition to other injuries.

A music producer was in critical condition Wednesday after he was struck by a dump truck last week in Los Angeles.

The crash happened at around 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the intersection of Franklin and Highland avenues. The truck wedged Jason Cole, who was riding his motorcycle, against a car, running over his body and his head.

Cole suffered 15 broken bones and is in serious, but stable, condition, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He also suffered a torn liver, contusion in the lungs, skull fractures and broken ribs.

His partner Danielle McCleerey told NBC4 that what bothers her is the truck driver is still out there.

"How did nobody see a giant dump truck run someone head's over?" McCleerey said.

Cole has been in and out of surgery since the crash and on Wednesday night he was finally able to converse clearly. He's been asking about their nine-month-old son, McCleerey said.

McCleerey is asking for anyone who saw anything to help.

Cole's body may be battered, but his family's faith remains strong.

"He's the strongest person I know," she said.

Cole is a freelance music producer who has worked with musicians such as Katy Perry and The Killers. His recovery will likely last for months. His family has set up a GoFundMe for his medical expenses.

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