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Donations rise for good Samaritan who lost legs in Chesterfield crash

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Brad Hughes Brad Hughes
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Nearly $20,000 have been raised to help a good Samaritan who lost his legs following an icy accident in Chesterfield. 

Brad Hughes stopped to help a police officer on the side of Midlothian Turnpike during a snowstorm last month, when he was hit by another car. His legs had to be amputated because of his injuries.

More than 250 people have pitched in to raise the money for Hughes, who works at the American Security Group.

Hughes is now out of his hospital bed and in a wheelchair after multiple surgeries. The money raised will help cover his medical bills.

He's also receiving encouragement on Facebook. A support page has more than 100 members. His friends and family say he is in good spirits and they're holding more fundraisers, including one at O'Banks in Ashland on Friday and another at Don Pepe in Midlothian next week.
     
The tenants at the Arboretum in Chesterfield even put together a YouTube video to say thanks and get well soon.

Brad's friends say they've received more support than they've ever expected. He still faces physical therapy and a long recovery.

No charges have been filed in the crash.

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