BATAVIA, Ohio - A Clermont County man is recovering after being beaten while trying to help two men acting as if they were stranded on the side of the road.
"They do not care about life, they do not care about anyone else's being except their own," said Trevor Riley.
Riley was severely injured by two men he thought were stranded motorists on the side of State Route 276 in Williamsburg Township.
What he found when he stopped to help were two men ready to attack.
"The only thing I kept thinking about was my girlfriend and my unborn son," said Riley.
Riley, a former police officer, says one man attacked him from the back as he approached the driver to see if he could help.
He says he used his training in law enforcement to stay conscious and alive.
"That is the reason I'm standing here talking to you now, is fighting to stay conscious, because if I would have went unconscious there is no telling what could have happened," said Riley.
The suspects are still on the loose.
They were last seen driving a white minivan with no windows.
If you would like to help Riley and his family a fund has been set up at Woodforest National Bank to help cover medical costs and loss of wages as Riley recovers.
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