A local pizza chain is planning to "raise some dough" Wednesday for a teen who had part of his leg amputated after being hit by a car.
Justin Carey, 16, was released from the hospital earlier this month. He was hit by a car in June while waiting for the school bus at Northeast 289th Street and 82nd Avenue.
The Battle Ground High School student and member of the Junior ROTC program wasn't found for 90 minutes. A tow truck driver, Charles Barrett, found him lying in the bushes with severe injuries after hearing a faint cry for help.
The driver, Shaun Johnson, suffered a broken arm and was taken to the hospital. Investigators said she gave no indication her car hit a person after she crashed into a ditch. The case remains under investigation.
Part of Carey's leg was amputated. The community has rallied around him with fundraisers to help pay for his prosthetic leg and other medical expenses.
On Wednesday, July 24, Papa Murphy's Pizza, headquartered in Vancouver, is donating 20 percent of pizza sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. from all 12 Clark County locations to the Justin Carey Caring Fund at Bank of America.
Papa Murphy's CEO Ken Calwell said he feels a personal connection to Carey's situation. In 1991, Calwell was hit by a car while on a bicycle ride training for the U.S. National Triathlon. He spent more than two months in the hospital, but eventually made a full recovery.
"He'll have a challenging road ahead, but the support of his friends, family and the community will give him strength," Calwell said in a statement.
In addition to visiting participating Papa Murphy's stores on Wednesday, interested parties can give to the Justin Carey Caring Fund at any Bank of American location.
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