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Motorcyclist's leg amputated after hit-and-run crash

Reward offered to find hit-and-run driver
Posted at 7:11 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 07:35:04-04

Seven surgeries, an amputated leg and weeks in the hospital. After all that, Tim Gierczic still has high spirits.

Now, the hit-and-run victim's family is taking action to find the driver who left the scene.

It's been a month with no arrest with no answers and a lot pain.

Monday, Tim is underwent yet another surgery.

John Gierczic, Tim's father, says, "He struggles everyday as he has to learn how to get up and how to get over and he's still struggling with all the pain."

Within seconds, his son's life changed.

"We didn't know that his leg was going to be amputated in the first hour so that came as a shock," says mom, Rhonda Gierczic.

The 27-year-old electrician loved snowboarding. But after a motorcycle crash in March, no one knows if he'll be able to do it again.

But what eats up his parents the most, troopers say, the driver responsible took off.

"A lot of disbelief you know. How do you just leave somebody laying there," says John.

In a surveillance footage from a store near Blue Diamond and Torrey Pines, a dark Toyota pick up truck pulled out in from of Tim, hitting his motorcycle.

You can clearly see Tim thrown to the ground as the truck leaves the scene.

"Very scared, angry, upset. We didn't know what to think," says Rhonda.

The Gierczic family is leaning on each other for strength. 

Tim had to go through multiple surgeries and is still in rehab.

"He's got his good days and his bad days. I mean, he's got a good spirit about it," says John.

They've set up a GoFundMe  page to help with astronomical medical bills and to pay for a prosthetic leg. 

They're also offering a $2,000 reward for any information that will lead to an arrest.

"Give Tim a little piece of mind. Give us a little peace of mind."

Anyone with information is asked to call Nevada Highway Patrol (702) 486-4100.