Abilene 'sign spinner' hit by car
ABILENE, Texas —
An Abilene man is in a Fort Worth hospital after getting struck by a car while doing his job Saturday morning.
While spinning a sign dressed as the Statue of Liberty for his employer, Liberty Tax Service, 29-year-old Chauncy Fox was hit by a Volkswagen Beetle that drove up on a curb.
At about 10 on Saturday morning, the Abilene Police Department was called to Liberty Tax Service location at North 1st Street and Westwood Drive in response to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a car.
According to authorities, a 49-year-old woman veered off of the road and drove up on to the sidewalk before striking Fox with her car. The woman claims that she lost control of her vehicle because she was looking for her lost sunglasses inside of her car while driving it.
Tazmen Bell, a cousin of the victim, says that Fox was initially taken to Hendrick Medical Center, but was transferred to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth due to the severity of his injuries.
Bell also says that Fox broke both of his legs, suffered facial fractures and had a collapsed lung.
The investigation into Saturday morning's incident is still going on and no charges have been filed as of yet. However, Fox's family is considering filing a civil lawsuit against the driver that struck him.