Pedestrian hit by car in Springfield

It wasn't until after this photo was taken by Rhonda Burbank that she realized the pedestrian hit by a car at the intersection of 32nd and Main at around 6:45 this evening was her grandson's father, 22 year old Dustin Fields. Dustin was taken by ambulance to Riverbend Hospital where he is currently undergoing tests and is stable. No information about the driver is available at this time. However, witnesses reported that Field's darted across traffic against the lights when he was hit. A friend reported that she had told him not to go yet when he did anyways. "He has some problems with decision making and is almost blind from a previous brain injury a little over a year ago and needs help with some tasks, such as crossing the street." Stated his son's mother, Jennifer Burbank. The family does not hold the driver of the car at fault and are praying she is coping well with the incident.

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Damon says ... on Thursday, Oct 4 at 8:06 PM

I'm so glad to hear you're doing well, Dustin...I was definitely worried when I found out it happened. I'm glad you made a good recovery, brother.

Dustin says ... on Thursday, Oct 4 at 1:29 PM

Just so everyone knows, I am alive and well :)

rhondaburbank says ... on Tuesday, Aug 23 at 6:45 PM

Fractured his tibia and has a slight concussion, but is doing well. Thank you to everyone who stopped to help.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Aug 23 at 7:15 AM

My Wife witnessed this also while stopped at the intersection on South 32nd. She came home very shaken by the incident. She is thankful that he survived.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Aug 22 at 10:57 PM

I saw it happen and am thankful to hear he is alive and stable. It was very unfortunate and I wish Dustin the best of luck and a quick recovery.

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