Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who ran over a 58-year-old grandmother in broad daylight and left her for dead.
Edith Page was injured Monday afternoon at a Raceway gas station parking lot off I-30 in Pleasant Grove. Page was walking out of the store with food and was crossing the parking lot when a pickup truck slammed into her and kept on going.
Page’s kids are speaking out in hopes that the runaway driver will get caught or turn himself in.
The 58-year-old grandmother, who was released from the hospital Tuesday morning, doesn't remember getting run over. Page suffered several broken bones and severe bruising across her entire body.
Aretha Rivers flew down from Chicago Monday night after getting word that her mother was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver.
“You only get one mom,” Rivers said. “So for someone to do that is horrible. Like, what if it was their mom?”
It's difficult for Page's kids to see their mom in her condition.
“I couldn't stop crying yesterday,” said Elvis Morgan, Page’s son. “It hurts so bad to see your momma get taken down like that.”
Morgan watched the gas station surveillance video. In it, Page is seen walking back to the gas pumps when a newer model silver Ford pickup truck with chrome rims cut through the parking lot, hit her, and kept on going.
“I know they saw her screaming,” said Morgan. “She couldn't move fast enough. That's how fast they're going out the parking lot.”
Morgan says the video shows his mom caught underneath the passenger’s side front tire and fall backwards, smacking her head on the pavement. He says the driver is either a white or Hispanic male with blond hair. The truck apparently had a temporary tag and a red dealership plate in the front.
With mom unable to speak up for herself, her kids feel it’s their duty to do so.
“Whoever has done this, I hope they see this,” Rivers said. “I hope they have some kind of sympathy or remorse. Even if you don't choose to tell someone, let it be known. Pray about it within yourself.”
The family is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crime to contact Dallas police.