COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A family is pleading for help to find the driver who hit their daughter and then drove off. The family says their daughter has serious injuries after she was struck by a car while walking on New Year's Day.
It happened around 1:30 a.m. near Galley Road and Chelton Road in Colorado Springs. Aliyah Collins was reportedly walking on Galley and crossing Holmes Drive when she was hit. Her family says it happened quickly.
"She didn't see it coming," said Collins's cousin, Karah Segura. "They didn't stop for her. It was just so quick she doesn't remember anything."
Collins's parents tell 11 News she had just moved to the Springs recently and was planning on starting a new life here. They were home in Wisconsin when they got the call.
"I never thought in my life that I would start 2019 with the phone call of my daughter being dragged and hit," said Esmerelda Guerrero.
Guerrero says that Collins has broken ribs, part of her thigh is missing, parts of her spinal cord are broken, along with her hip and pelvis.
"She is bruised from head to toe," said Collins's father, Jimmy Collins. "She has stitches from front to back. I don't know how another human being can run through somebody and leave them to die like that."
Collins's parents are asking people to come forward with any information.
"All I wan is for them to turn themselves in," said Guerrero. "Please. Find it in your heart and the human being that I know lives inside of you."
CSPD is investigating. Around that time, people may have been heading home after New Year's Eve celebrations and saw something, so If you know anything, call 444-7000