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Victim alive after 'being dragged for a block'

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Cobham is distressed after Saturday's incident. Cobham is distressed after Saturday's incident.
Drag marks now cover the outside of his helmet. Drag marks now cover the outside of his helmet.
His new motorcycle is in pieces. His new motorcycle is in pieces.

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man is trying to cope after being hit by a truck and left for dead Saturday.

Leonard Cobham thought it was the moment he would die.

"When the guy hit me, for a split second I remember thinking this is it. This is it right here. I'm dead," stated Cobham.

Cobham was turning into a Walgreens parking lot early Saturday morning when he was hit from behind on his motorcycle at Jackson Avenue and Hollywood Street.

"(I) felt like a Mac truck hit me and I started tumbling on my bike. The guy just kept pushing with his car. He wasn't even trying to stop," declared Cobham.

Cobham said witnesses told him the driver of the white, late model Impala pushed him for almost a block until he fell off.

"I can't say (whether) it was intentional or not. But to know that I'm still in front of your car, you're still hitting the gas, and you not even stopping to see if I'm still alive... you don't even know if I'm under your car dead," voiced Cobham.

He was taken to The Med and treated for road scarring and severe back pain. The drag marks can be seen on Cobham's helmet. Pieces of his brand-new bike were found at the scene.

Cobham is not the only one who was surprised he was still alive.

"They were just real surprised (that) I was alive," explained Cobham.

He is now on heavy medication to ease the pain. While Cobham is determined to not take this second chance for granted, he stated nothing will heal the thought that he could have lost his life.

"I wake up instantly cause all I can see myself doing is tumbling and almost dying. I 'll probably ride bikes again, but it's going to be a while," asserted Cobham.

If you know anything about this hit and run, contact Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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