ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- An arrest has been made after a man was run down by another driver and left for dead.
Right now the local man is clinging to life after police say 43-year-old Marc Lilly hit the defenseless man on a scooter and left the scene.
Nate Callahan was driving his scooter down a road in St. Augustine Friday morning. Callahan is a father of five. Now, his god-brother, Benjamin Bowman, says he's in a hospital bed fighting for his life. "They have to keep him sedated so he doesn't move too much. He reacts to voices. He can hear someone come in the room. He's a fighter. If anyone is tough enough to make it through this, it's him," said Bowman.
Lilly's vehicle description was identified after a tip to St. Johns County deputies. Deputies say Lilly hit Nate on Old Moultrie road early Friday morning, and left him there. Nate's family wants answers. "People stop for a dog, why not a human being if they hit him. It makes no sense," said Bowman.
His God-brother says Nate just moved to St. Augustine to live with his grandmother and go to school. Friday morning he was leaving to find work. "He was going to get day work, day labor work while he was waiting to go to school," said Bowman.
Investigators say that Lilly owns a 2000 Ford Windstar that matched the van that was seen in surveillance video that was obtained from the area of the crash.
Lilly was arrested and booked into the St. Johns County jail on charges of leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury and two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with damage to property.