Monday night about 7:30 pm, a 50 year old lady was run down in the street, right on Grant Avenue near Byrd Drive in Georgetown South. She was simply crossing the street with a friend. The car that hit her kept on driving without regard for her welfare. The lady’s family is currently looking all over for a car that might have the kind of body damage that happens when it strikes a human. The lady suffered life-threatening injuries.
It is horribly distressing to learn that someone in our area is so selfish and callous that they would not even stop after hitting someone with their vehicle. Hit and Run is a felony. What is also disturbing is that I cannot find the lady’s name anywhere in the news. This lady has a name and is currently fighting for her life in the hopital. Can our local news agencies tell us a name so we can wish her well? Can the community help the family with any needs she might have? Can we send flowers or cards? When do we protect privacy to this degree? Something is wrong here. The lady has a name.
UPDATE: The Manassas News and Messenger has updated its article on Ms. Morton who is struggling for her life at Inova Hospital. Meanwhile her relatives continue their quest to find the car who hit her. Ms. Morton was thrown 60 feet through the air. Full article
This is a horrible story and the driver of this vehicle should be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Meanwhile, our thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Morton and her family. May she have a full recovery. Kudos to the Manassas News and Messenger for doing a follow-up story on this heinous crime.