KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Westport bouncer was hit by a car on his way home from work Tuesday. The driver fled, leaving him unable to move, bleeding on Broadway. Police are searching for the driver, while the bouncer has 18 stitches in his head.
Westport bouncer Aaron Buller was riding his scooter down Broadway Tuesday night, when he noticed a car coming very close behind him.
“I tried to go as fast as I could and just swerve out into the turn lane, but there wasn’t time to get out of the way.”
Before Aaron could react, the car hit him. He flew on the car, and slid 40 yards down Broadway.
“When I woke up, I was sliding down the street. I thought I was under the car the way I felt, with the pressure I felt sliding down the street,” Buller said.
He was left in shock, covered in blood and helpless. A security guard from a nearby business came running. Aaron asked him if he was missing any body parts.
“I just wanted to be able to walk out and go run and play with the kids still.”
Aaron says his boys are what kept him strong, as he laid on Broadway. He was rushed to the hospital, where he got 18 stitches put in his head.
“I don’t know how to describe that. It’s something I wouldn’t want anyone to ever have to do.”
Aaron says four of his scooter riding friends have been hit by cars in the last several months. He plans to bring the issue to the city and fight for more bike lanes and signage.
“Just try to make people aware, there’s somebody out there with a smaller vehicle than you. Just try and keep an eye out,” Buller said.
When asked if he’ll ride again, he said he already has plans to next week. Aaron says he can’t ever be scared to keep going, as he has little eyes watching his every move.
“I can’t. My kid thinks I’m Iron Man, I gotta portray that. I gotta stay strong for him.”
Buller has a meeting set up with detectives Monday about his case. He’s hoping a nearby business on Broadway will have surveillance video of the hit and run. Buller believes the car was a black four-door Sedan.
If you know anything about this, call the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.