NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A 16-year-old Nacogdoches boy left for dead after a hit-and-run accident on the Nacogdoches Loop is now off life-support and talking.
Gipson is recovering well after the life-threatening incident. His memory is in and out, but he shared what he could recall and his wish for the man that hit him on that Saturday night.
It's nothing less than a miracle that after days in intensive care on life support, minor aches and pains are all Gipson feels after the hit and run accident that could have ended his life.
"My arm and this leg over here are hurting. Everything else feels pretty good," Gipson said.
"I went across the road then the light turned green, and the dude didn't see me," Gipson said. "I was knocked out for a couple of hours or days."
Brandon said he doesn't remember much of anything that happened the day he was hit crossing Stallings Drive to go to a nearby convenience store.
"I was almost to the store, but I didn't make it," Gipson said.
Instead, the teenager woke up with head trauma and internal bleeding.
"The nurse started telling me about it. She said you had an accident,"Gipson said.
Brandon said he hears an on and off bully from school was chasing him the night he was hit by the car. He said right now the night is a blur. He's just thankful to have pulled through.
"I've been thinking about everything. I could have been dead by now," Gipson said.
He shared thoughts on 20-year-old Christian Gill who came forward days after the accident.
"I can't believe anyone would do that. I wouldn't do that,"Gipson said.
Brandon showed no signs of anger but had only one hope for Gill.
"I hope he learned his lesson,"Gipson said.
Christian Gill is a free man. He posted a 7,500 dollar bond on the same day he was arrested.
Brandon said he's just ready to put this all behind him and get back to school.