Former basketball standout collapses after car hit him, took off

Charles Savoy was struck by a car Jan. 15 in Johns Creek. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Charles Savoy was struck by a car Jan. 15 in Johns Creek. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

A Johns Creek man is hospitalized with serious injuries after police say someone hit him with their car and took off.

Charles Savoy’s mother said the 24-year-old was walking home from work Jan. 15 when he was struck on State Bridge Road near the Gwinnett County line, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The impact ripped open the man’s arm and then bled out as he walked about a half-mile before collapsing outside a Whole Foods store.

Charles Savoy (Credit: Xavier University)

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“He was basically bleeding out in the street,” mother Veronica Savoy-Osborne told Channel 2. “He literally was dying in the street.”

A passerby stopped and called 911.

Savoy was a high school basketball standout at Chamblee Charter High School and went on to play college ball at Tuskegee University in Alabama and Xavier University in Louisiana, Channel 2 reported.

His mother hopes someone who saw something will call police.

"If you know anything about who struck my son that night and left him at the scene to die, if you would please come forward," Savoy-Osborne said.

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