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'I think I got hit by a car'; Taylor police investigating after teen is found badly injured on the side of the road

Posted at 11:20 PM, Oct 17, 2019

TAYLOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — Stanley Kortas, 15, woke up in the hospital after leaving home for the bus stop early Tuesday morning.

"I think I got hit by a car," Stanley said, "Or someone beat me up."

He said he doesn't have any enemies. There are visible wounds to his body and he now suffers from emotional trauma.

"From my waist up I'm really sore," said Stanly Kortas. "My teeth [broken] right here and my hands."

The teen is puzzled and can't recall the incident near Clinton and Morley around 6:30 a.m.

"I remember walking to the bus stop and I wake up in the hospital," Kortas said, "So, I don't know."

A Good Samaritan driving by stopped and discovered Stanley was bleeding from the head and he said his body looked mangled.

"I thought he was going to die," Good Samaritan, Todd Bonner said.

He said it's been a traumatic experience for himself and his children who were with him in the car.

Bonner called 911 and said Taylor police arrived within 2 minutes. Bonner also believes Stanley was hit by a vehicle.

"That's the scary part that there's someone out on the streets that doesn't care," Bonner said.

Taylor Police are stumped and are working the case around the clock.

"Just baffled," Commander Michael Lividini with Taylor Police said. "Again, at this time no one has seen anything, no one is stepping forward."

Anyone with information is urged to call the Taylor Police Department.