Victim of Puyallup hit and run out of coma, pleads for help to find driver

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By David Rose
Washington’s Most Wanted  – Q13 Fox

9-1-17 A3 Crime Stoppers

Doug Terrien was riding his bike on River Road in Puyallup on June 6 when he was hit by an extended cab truck and trailer. “I had massive head trauma. I think I had 32 stitches done in my head, brain injury, six broken ribs, a broken pelvic bone and two broken jaws. I don’t want anyone else to go through what I’ve gone through. It has been very difficult,” said Terrien. He ended up in a coma but is out of the hospital now and is asking for the public’s help to find the driver.

“We’re releasing photos of the truck and pictures of the trailer and video because it’s pretty unique,” says Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “It’s tan, or brown, looks like a 4×4 cab with four doors and a long, empty trailer, so the combination of these two probably sticks out. Somebody’s going to recognize who it belongs to and if they do we want to hear from them because we want to get this driver identified.”

If you recognize it, or know anything that can help Puyallup Police identify the driver, use the P3 Tips App to submit your information to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County, or call the hotline at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS).

“Hit and runs seem to be up right now and when people are fleeing the scene, they don’t realize how much more trouble they’re going to be in if they’d just have stayed at the scene and followed through with it,” said Troyer.

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