Hit And Run Victim Left With Injuries, Financial Damages

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The victim of an unsolved hit and run accident in the Shoals says the driver of a truck left her with medical bills and no car.

According to the mother, she is still recovering from her injuries. However the Florence woman says she may not financially recover for a while.  The victim says she can't get reimbursed for any of the damages, because the driver of the truck didn’t stop and she only had liability insurance.

According to Kathy Surratt, a truck ran a stop light at the intersection of Helton Drive and Cox Creek Parkway, then slammed into her car.

“It makes me wonder what kind of person would do that I mean, I`m just so thankful I didn`t have my 9-year-old in there, in the passenger’s side,” said Surratt.

Surratt says it’s concerning the driver never stopped.

“That tells me something wasn`t right because usually if you don`t have anything to hide, you usually stop and take care of what you need to take care of,” said Surratt.

A witness called officers and Surratt was taken to the hospital.

Surratt says, once she was released, she was left without a car and without answers.

“I would like justice to be done,” said the Florence woman.

According to Surratt, Florence Police don't consider the accident a felony, because her physical injuries don't warrant such a classification.

“I forgive him,” Surratt said, talking about the driver of the truck.  “I would also like him to come forward and be honest and do what he could do to help.”

The victim wants people to be on the lookout for a truck with significant front end damage that could be involved in this accident. 

The victim says a part of the truck's bumper was still in her car when the driver left the scene.

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call the Florence Police Department.