Local political activist Don Pratt’s family said he’s in good spirits as he recovers from being hit by a car last Friday while riding his scooter.
Pratt had surgery Wednesday morning at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital and “is now the proud owner of two plates and 8 bolts in his hip,” said Carrie Pratt, his daughter. He had suffered pelvic fractures and injuries to his knee.
Because of low hemoglobin, Don Pratt was given a blood transfusion during the two-hour surgery Wednesday morning, Carrie Pratt said. He has donated about 29 gallons of blood platelets in his lifetime, and his family joked he would now be getting a tiny bit of that back, she said.
The crash occurred about 3 p.m. Friday, when a man in a car made a sudden left turn on Richmond Road and struck Pratt’s scooter, according to the police report.
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Don Pratt used to own the popular Woodland Grocery, and his daughter said the steady stream of visitors made it seem as if he’d moved his business to the hospital.