WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- One of the pedestrians hit by an alleged drunk driver on Wrightsville Beach over the Memorial Day weekend speaks out. Marc Miller's leg is in pretty bad shape, but surprisingly, he is in good spirits.
Doctors put had a titanium plate put in Miller's left leg after police say Jedadiah Woodcock hit Miller and Lindsey Casey May 30. Miller says they were walking on the Wrightsville Beach loop after the bars closed to meet up with their designated driver, when they stepped out into the street to let some people go around them. The impact of Woodcock's car sent Casey flying 22 feet through the air and Miller 14 feet.
"When we stepped into the street, I just looked behind me, and I saw that that car was coming, and I tried to move Lindsey out of the way," Miller said. "And when I pushed her out of the way I just remember getting hit head-on by the car, and they say I flipped up, and I remember getting hit by the windshield and then after that I don't really remember anything."
Miller says he has no hard feelings toward Woodcock, who police say blew a .09 on a breathalyzer test, had marijuana in his car and is now charged with his second DWI in less than a year. Police also say they found a partially written text message on the screen of Woodcock's phone. Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina.
Casey has been transported back to New Hanover Regional Medical Center from a hospital in Chapel Hill. Miller says she is suffering from pelvic fractures and needs extensive knee surgery, but she has no health insurance.
Friends are planning a benefit to help pay for Casey's and Miller's medical bills. It will be at the Sidebar in Downtown Wilmington June 15, starting at 9 p.m.