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Motorcyclist on the mend after hit and run accident

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Paul Mersch has two rods in his right arm from a late night accident in April. Paul Mersch has two rods in his right arm from a late night accident in April.
SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (KTIV) -

Late last month, a 21-year-old was injured in an early morning crash along Sioux City's Business Highway 75. Witnesses told police that Paul Mersch was riding his motorcycle when a blue pick-up truck turned in front of him onto 19th Street, hit him and fled the scene.

Mersch says he barely remembers anything from that night, but he says quick thinking by the owner of Checkers kept him from dying on the highway.

On Saturday, a benefit lunch and silent auction was held to help with Mersch's medical bills. Mersch says he had a concussion that night and bleeding on the brain but is on the road to recovery.

"I could not ask for better friends and my family is really into it too. I couldn't ask for better friends or family. And the people from the community that don't know me," said Mersch.

Authorities are still on the lookout for the driver who hit Mersch that night. There's a $1,000 reward for whoever brings him to police.

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