Michiana mom's leg amputated after hit-and-run
SOUTH BEND, Ind.--At around 3 AM Sunday morning, a night out for a birthday celebration at Antonio's Bar and Grill in South Bend turned gruesome.
“Can you send me an ambulance? I have a lady with a…her foot has been hit. Send an ambulance,” St. Joseph County/ South Bend dispatchers said.
The 28-year-old victim was leaving the bar, when she was struck by a vehicle that sped off, causing her left leg to be amputated
“413 West Ewing Avenue. We have a vehicle versus pedestrian. Patient may be unconscious. We do have fire En route,” dispatchers said. “Female was struck. We have an officer on the way. Requesting medics step it up.”
The St. Joseph County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team confirming with ABC57 that they have taken over this investigation. FACT Commander Tim Spencer saying details are still extremely slim, but investigators are currently speaking with several witnesses to find out more information into what happened
The driver responsible is still unknown and is still on the run.
“It’s going to be a 4-door dark colored black, maybe dark navy Malibu or Impala. Last seen again westbound on Ewing,” dispatchers said.
The woman’s sister created a Go Fund Me to raise money for unexpected medical bills. She said in the post that her sister was intentionally hit by the car and has a long journey ahead to recovery.
The victim, who’s a mother of 4, posted to Facebook about the tragedy in the form of a letter to the driver, saying in part quote:
“To the girl who took my leg, I hope you got your satisfaction of intentionally hitting me and feeling your car slam into my body, removing a part of me for the rest of my life.”
Investigators are pleading to anyone who knows something, to say something and give them a call or 9-1-1.
If you would like to donate to the Go Fund Me, click here.