Stamford veteran struggles to pay medical bills after hit-and-run

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A Stamford veteran says he is struggling to pay for his medical bills after he was struck in a hit-and-run.

Brian Eirin says he was heading back home in Stamford on his new motorcycle when a car hit him.

Police say witnesses saw a car hit the back of Eirin's motorcycle, throwing him onto Broad Street.

Eirin says, "I landed head first, in the state of Connecticut, you don't need a helmet if you're over the age of 18."

He says he woke up in the hospital not remembering the accident and was diagnosed with a concussion, brain bleed and multiple fractures.

The father of three is out of the hospital and recovering at home, but he says even the most menial tasks are difficult due to his injuries.

There were no surveillance cameras in the area that picked up the accident and witnesses were not able to give police the make and model.

Eirin says he wants to know the person that drove away and left him with possible long-term damage.

"I would like justice, I don't want revenge. I'm upset. I'm angry. I think that they should pay the price for what they did," says Eirin.

The veteran says he can't go to his full-time job. Without insurance, he's worried about exorbitant medical bills.

Eirin has a permit, not a full license, for the motorcycle. He was issued a citation for riding after dark.

Eirin's family has set up a GoFundMe to help him out with medical bills.

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