...Tyler Hancock Photo By: Family Photo
Midlothian resident Tyler Hancock
has a lengthy recovery ahead of him after being struck by a car Sunday night as he
chased a family dog across Robious Road.But he
received good news yesterday: The dog, a 2½-year-old female boxer named Jager, has been found.
"You're my hero.
...Those close to the 60-year-old Hancock, a principal in two area insurance firms, say the safe recovery of Jager is sure to lift his spirits as he heals from his injuries.
would step out in front of a car to save not only his dog, but any dog if he could prevent it from getting hurt," said Bob Cacciotti, Hancock's best friend for more than 15 years.
Like Brenda and other friends who gathered at the hospital, Cacciotti yesterday spent hours waiting for word about Hancock
remained in critical condition yesterday.
All of his
limbs and several of his
ribs are broken.He
also has a collapsed lung, his
was injured about 9 p.m. Sunday.He
had stopped at an ice-cream shop in the 11400 block of Robious Road.
Jager, who belongs to Hancock's adult daughter Laura but is in the temporary care of the Hancocks, was along for the ride.She
hopped out of the car to run toward a crowd of people nearby and then darted into the road, police said.Hancock
ventured into the road after Jager, waving at cars to stop.
Vehicles braked, but Hancock
was struck, police said.He
was transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he
will remain for the next few weeks.
Chesterfield County police said yesterday that charges had not been filed and the crash remains under investigation.Hancock is an avid boater, water skier and an aficionado of the classic British Triumph cars -- he founded the Richmond Triumph Register, according to friends.In recent weeks, he was elected president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, the oldest and largest insurance trade group in the state.
Brenda Hancock, who married Tyler Hancock
30 years ago yesterday, described her husband this way: "He doesn't have any flaws.