PHOENIX — An Awhatukee man has more broken bones than he can count and faces a grueling rehabilitation process after Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office say an impaired driver going the wrong direction injured him in a head-on collision.
Scott Selke brought Rosati’s Pizza to the Valley, according to his daughter Sarah Lamb. Selke was headed home from the Johnson Ranch Rosati’s in San Tan Valley when the accident happened. According to Lamb, Selke has already had five surgeries and lost a kidney. She says her father will likely have to have dozens more surgeries to put his body back together.
“Being on his feet, making pizza, this is his life, and, so the fact that it could be taken away from him is really sad,” Lamb said via Zoom Thursday.
The family is asking for the community’s help to pay for all of the medical bills. A GoFundMe page set up by Scott Selke’s family seeking $50,000 had already received more than $39,000 as of Friday afternoon.
According to MCSO, the impaired driver was also injured and is still in a local hospital. Investigators found that a 14-year-old was also in the car with the impaired driver at the time of the accident, and that teenager is not injured.
The driver’s impairment infuriates Selke’s family.
“The fact that it was a Wednesday night and he was completely hit head on by [an impaired] driver is unacceptable, absolutely unacceptable,” Lamb said. “There’s Lyft. There’s Uber now. There is no reason to get behind the wheel of a car while you’re intoxicated or impaired regardless how you’re impaired.“