Aaron Slayton of Cherokee Village, in conjunction with his parents, Linda and Danny Slayton of Williford, are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can provide useful information regarding the car that hit and nearly killed Slayton July 29.
According to Linda Slayton, the accident occurred between noon and 1 p.m. that Tuesday afternoon not far from where Slayton and his wife live. As Slayton turned a sharp curve that overlooks Griffin Bridge, about a mile and a half from Highway 167, a white car slammed head-first into Slayton's Yamaha motorcycle. The bike was completely destroyed, being broken into nearly three pieces according to Linda, but luckily Slayton only received minor injuries. Slayton sustained only a broken wrist and seven stitches.
"He was very blessed to not be hurt more than he was," Linda said.
Slayton said although on that particular day he was wearing his helmet it had flown off his head during the accident.
Slayton and his parents are releasing a description of the perpetrator and their vehicle based on eye-witness and Slayton's own accounts. The woman is expected to be around the ages of 30 to 40 years old with blonde hair and driving a white, possibly early 1990s model car. Linda said the car has a square body type, possibly a Nissan or Oldsmobile. There will most likely be damage to the front of the car where the impact occurred and maybe on the whole front end of the car. According to Slayton, no one got a look at the car's license plate because everyone was busy worrying about his well-being.
"And I don't think anyone expected her to just drive off, either," Slayton said.
Anyone with information regarding the accident can contact Linda or Danny Slayton at 996-4242 or contact the Sharp County Sheriff's Office and speak with the investigating officer for the case, Sgt. Stanley Haney.