Hit-and-run victim wants driver who hit her to take responsibility

Perez wants the driver who hit her to take responsibility

Lupita Perez is in a brace to support her back which has been in pain since Monday.

She was taking her usual route home from work down Ed Carey Drive in Harlingen when her small car was slammed from behind.

"He dragged my car to there and I blacked out. Next thing I know, someone is knocking on my window to see if I'm okay."

But the person who struck the veteran took off, leaving nothing behind but an injured driver and her totalled car.

"I don't understand how he could leave me there not knowing if I was okay."

Luckily, two people did come to Lupita's aid and called for help while comforting the disoriented woman.

"Thank God for them. There are good people out there."

Lupita remembers seeing the gold toned Suburban heading straight for her but didn't get a good look at the driver before he fled the scene.

Police are hoping surveillance video from neighboring businesses will help identify him, and Lupita wants him to take responsibility for his actions.

If you have information on this case, contact Harlingen Crime Stoppers at (956) 425-TIPS.