Hit-and-run victim's father meets Good Samaritan - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Hit-and-run victim's father meets Good Samaritan

Steve Lebon is the man who called 911 for Richard Claus' son. Steve Lebon is the man who called 911 for Richard Claus' son.
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

The father of a hit-and-run victim in Madison met the man he credits with saving his son's life Wednesday.

Richard Claus II was hit early Monday morning while riding his bike. The driver fled the scene, leaving him on the side of the road.

Steve Lebon is the man who called 911 and stayed by his side until police arrived on the scene.

Richard's father desperately wanted to find and thank Steve, and finally got the chance Wednesday afternoon. He said the family will be forever grateful.

"I just wanted to say thank you," said Claus. "And pass on to other people that if you have chance to be a Good Samaritan, don't pass it up. You could have a life—just like he saved my son's life."

The driver accused of hitting Richard, 26-year old Bethany Schrimsher, was arrested Tuesday and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

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