GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Gilbert man says he's lucky to be alive after a hit-and-run at a stoplight, but now he and his family are using the power of social media to track down the driver.

[WATCH: Victim of a hit-and-run crash in Gilbert turns to social media to find the other driver that took off]

"There's that little blackout period when you get hit that hard. You just kind of realized, 'OK, I'm on the other side of the intersection,'" said Tucker Beauchamp.

Beauchamp said he was sitting at the light at the intersection of Gilbert and Warner roads when a pickup truck rear-ended him.

"You know how you see lights coming up on you and you're sitting at the intersection like, 'Dude, come on hit the brakes.' Probably about 10 feet away, I was like, he's not hitting the brakes," Beauchamp said. "Probably like 50-60 [mph], can't really tell when you're just looking through your rearview mirror, just had to guess."

Beauchamp's Jetta was totaled.

"I think the amount of damage-- to just leave somebody like that and not know if there was anybody in the backseat and to just drive off," said Tiffany Drake, Beauchamp's mother.

Drake took to social media, hoping to convince the driver to come forward. Instead, an army of people reached out with support, and many others offered tips on where the truck might be.

"Later that evening, someone messaged me and said, 'Hey it's so weird, I was coming out of my apartment and I saw this smashed up Dodge truck out there,'" Drake said. "It was just crazy how one thing led to another and it seems to be working out."

Gilbert police said they have received some tips regarding this hit and run incident and are investigating leads.

So far, they have not identified a suspect and no arrests have been made.

 

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