Missionary on ‘Long Road’ to Recovery From Brain Injury After Being Hit by Car

(St. George News) — The family of a 20-year-old missionary from St. George continues to pray for his recovery from a traumatic brain injury more than two months ago. Creed Leonard, who had been serving as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Boston, Massachusetts, has been hospitalized since being struck by a vehicle the night of Nov. 30.

Creed’s father Chad Waggoner said Creed and his mission companion were crossing a street at a crosswalk on a rainy and windy night around 8 p.m. when they were both hit.

“The details are not entirely clear,” Waggoner said, adding that the investigation is still ongoing and that the local district attorney’s office is considering possible criminal charges against the driver. CONTINUE