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90-year-old Jay Ambrozia, Trapped in Car for Four Days, Said to be Doing Well

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NEW PORT RICHEY, Florida - Neighbors of an elderly man who we're told was trapped in his car for four days, is said to be doing well as he recovers at an area hospital.

Justyn "Jay" Ambrozia was rushed to the Medical Center for Trinity after neighbors said he could not get out of his car after hurting himself when he fell in a nearby grocery store.

"He's very coherent and everything and he's spunky. He's still spunky," said neighbor, Vivian Burnett.

Neighbors said Ambrozia told them he tripped and grabbed a shelf in the store, the shelf gave away, and he fell down. We're told employees there helped him out the front door, but neighbors claim no one called paramedics. A neighbor said Ambrozia was able to drive home and into his garage, but because of his injuries he couldn't get out. 

He is said to be suffering from a broken hip and a broken arm.

Neighbors said the elderly man was trapped for four days with the garage door down. His yells and honks went unheard. We're told Ambrozia had nothing to drink and survived on snacks he just bought from the store. A neighbor walking by eventually noticed something wasn't right and Ambrozia was found and rushed to the hospital.

The recovery most likely will be a tough one for the 90-year-old, who is described as very self-sufficient. It's unclear when Ambrozia will be released.

10 News did make several calls to the corporate communications office of this grocery store chain. So far, we have not heard anything back.

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