Hit-and-run victim pleads for help finding driver

By Leigh Frillici - Reporter

HOUSTON - A victim of a hit-and-run is speaking out.

She wants to know why the driver didn’t stop after slamming into her at the corner of U.S. 290 and Tidwell Road.

It happened Wednesday, Aug. 16, at about 9:50 a.m.

Prescious Moore said she was walking to work and had started to cross 290 at Tidwell.

It’s a busy intersection that’s riddled with construction, covered crosswalk signs and a maze of traffic.

Moore said she crossed the intersection on a diagonal when she was hit.

“The light was red for a good four seconds,” Moore said. “Not only did they continue to speed, they ran the red light and they hit me on the side of my body and I hit the hood and I flew in the air for a couple seconds and then I fell down.”

Another daughter got a hold of Prescious' mom to tell her the news.

"They said, ‘No, mom, someone hit her while she was walking,’” said Sandra Moore. “Oh, my God. My heart just failed."

Prescious is facing mounting problems. She's in serious pain. She can't move on her own.

And, she does not have insurance. Her mom said Prescious had started a new job and was waiting for open enrollment to buy insurance.

“She's here until we can get some money to get orthopedic care,” said Sandra Moore. “Her knee is actually turned toward the other leg. I need to take her to an internal doctor to further check her out. We were waiting for open enrollment which would be about Sept. 1 so for the interim we're stuck.”

Now, they hope that someone saw the car that struck Prescious. She said a white sedan struck her but that’s all the information she has.

“I am just pleading that someone let us know if they saw anything, please,” said Sandra Moore.

"The part that made me cry the most was the fact that that person did not pull over to try and help me after they just hurt me,” said Prescious Moore.

If anyone has information on this case call Crimestoppers at 713-222-TIPS or the Houston Police Department.

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