Bucs surprise hit-and-run victim, age 12

Darryle Ortega got the surprise of a lifetime Friday.
Darryle Ortega got the surprise of a lifetime Friday.

TAMPA, Fla.  (WFLA) – Darryle Ortega got the surprise of a lifetime Friday, when he was invited to One Buc Place. Ortega was hit by a car two weeks ago. The driver kept going.Just before Darryle was hit by the car, he pushed a friend he was walking with out of the path of the car.

Today, Darryle and his family were told to come to One Buc place for a tour. But they didn’t expect what happened after.

Quarterback Jameis Winston, running back Doug Martin and wide receiver Mike Evans, all surprised Darryle, with a jersey, Bucs gear and tickets to this Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Darryle’s mother, Melinda Edwards, said she is extremely proud of her son and overwhelmed by the Bucs’ heartwarming surprise.

Darryle will spend the next two months in a cast, which a majority of the key players signed. He will also have to undergo a couple of more surgeries before being able to fully walk again.

Tampa police are still trying to find that hit and run driver.

 

 

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