Jennette said his doctors aren't sure how long he'll be bed-ridden, but this isn’t the first time Jennette has been hit by a car while riding his bike.
Nearly a decade ago, another hit and run driver struck him in the eastern part of the state.
“It’s not acceptable for someone to hit somebody and leave them on the side of the road,” he said.
For seven years Jennette worked at the All-Star Bike Shop, 1427 S.E. Maynard St. in Cary. Shop owner Don Oster said he is trying to raise money to help Jennette.
Jennette's accident by Nazareth Street was the second bicycle-related crash there in less than a month.
In April, police said North Carolina State student Brian Anthony Reid, 21, struck bicyclist Nancy Leidy. Leidy, 60, died from her injuries. Reid is charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and failure to reduce speed in connection with the incident.
Jennette said the people who struck him in both accidents were never found.
Each year more than 900 crashes involving bicyclists are reported. Most accidents occur between May and September.