82-year-old victim run down by car believes it was intentional

- Police release a sketch of the person who hit an elderly man in a Southfield parking lot and took off.

The 82-year-old managed to survive the hit and run and was recently released from the hospital. Tonight he is talking about it to FOX 2.

"I would ask him why, why did he hit me?" said Norman Prady.

Prady, who is now forced to get around by a walker, was a victim of a hit and run accident in a Southfield parking lot.

The 82-year-old suffered a concussion, and fractured tailbone and spinal cord, but after seven grueling weeks in the hospital he is now working with police to help catch the person responsible.

"In a perfect outcome I will heal, he will go to prison," Prady said.

Prady helped police come up with this sketch - a face of a man he won't soon forget.

It was around noon Oct. 14 When Prady says he was leaving New York Bagel off 12 Mile.

As he stepped off the curb into the cross walk, he noticed a gold Toyota Camry come toward him and then stop.

"As I started walking eight to 10 feet off the crosswalk, he drove right at me," said Prady. "It certainly seemed it was deliberate."

Prady says he didn't recognize the driver who immediately pulled out of the parking lot and took off. The suspect is described as a white man with a medium complexion between 18 and 25 years old wearing a yamaka.

A witness remembers the gold Camry had a Mackinac Bridge sunrise license plate with the letter C.

The Berkley man says it's going to take some time for him to become himself again, but he hopes it doesn't take as long to catch the man responsible.

"You have to allow for the possibility his foot slipped hit the gas or something I'll give him that," Prady said. "But leaving is inexcusable."

If anyone has any information, please call Southfield police at (248) 796-5500.

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