Harlingen hit and run victim fights for her life
Tue, 01 Jul 2008 14:58:58 GMT —
A Harlingen woman is fighting for her life after getting struck by a car while leaving a popular nightspot.
Family members said Christina Agado planned to go to Rack Daddy's in Harlingen on Saturday night.
Witnesses reported that she was crossing South 77 Sunshine Strip to enter the bar when she was hit white Chevy Lumina.
Agado's body was forced into the air.
She landed head first on the street causing severe head trauma that is affecting the right side of her brain.
Doctors had to work immediately to repair her injuries leaving her in critical condition.
Witnesses did not catch a license plate number but reported that the Chevy Lumina had a San Benito Greyhound bumper sticker.
The car was last seen heading south on South 77 Sunshine Strip heading towards San Benito.
Agado's father Rick Agado told Action 4 News that they just want the driver to take responsibility.
"Please call the police department," he asked. "I'm sure as a parent that's what you would want. If this would happen to your child, you would want for someone to do it."
Rick Agado said his family also has one more request.
"Keep us in your prayers," Rick Agado pleaded. "Keep Christina in your prayers and also keep the doctors and the nurses that are working on her that are helping her to pull through this."
Harlingen police have few leads at this time but are asking anyone with information to call Harlingen Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS.