Before court the last time Michael Hanus saw the hit and run driver was in his rear view mirror right after being slammed from behind.
Hanus said, “He showed no concern or regard for human life when he just backed up from the impact and drove away even running through the light.”
Early in the evening one night last fall Donald Gorney of Mead,Nebraska crashed his pick up into the rear of Hanus’ Suburban which was stopped at a red light on West Center Street near 175th.
Gorney was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident.
His attorney Bill Pfeffer said,” It’s because he didn’t have insurance he left the scene. He panicked. That happens all the time. A lot of these cases are out there because with the economy people are cutting their insurance.”
Judge Joseph Caniglia ordered Gorney to serve 30 days in Douglas County jail starting next week and not drive for one year.
The victim said that’s not enough for him.
Michael Hanus said,” He had no regard about whether anyone had been hurt. His only concern was about himself and running away.”
Gorney had no insurance so the victim is paying medical bills for himself,his wife and two children who all suffered whiplash.
Gorney’s attorney said his client wants to make amends if the victim sends the attorney an accurate list of medical expenses.