Police are still searching for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash in Midwest City. It happened on March 14 just after 6 a.m.
Amber Jones was riding her bicycle to work when she was hit. She says she doesn’t remember the impact, but remembers waking up and hoping someone would find her on the side of the road.
She said she was lying there for at least 30 to 40 minutes before someone finally came. By the time police arrived, the driver already fled the scene.
Jones has been in the hospital since the accident. Right now, she is being treated at Valir Rehabilitation Hospital in Oklahoma City.
“The doctors tell me I can’t walk for three months. The first week was very painful,” said Jones.
Her pelvis broke in multiple places, sending her to a four-hour surgery. She said even sitting in a wheelchair is hard.
In tears, Jones said, “It’s hard sometimes, but I just try to push myself through it.”
She hopes anyone with information will report it to the Midwest City Police Department. Jones also has a message for the driver.
“I want to forgive you for this and if you can just come forward, or at least inside know that you did wrong,” she said.
Jones is expected to be in a wheelchair for three months before she can learn to walk again. All the while, she is worried about her bills and her job. But while her bones are broken for now, her spirit is still strong. Day by day, Jones is trying to recover and get back on her feet.
“I think I’ll be okay.”
Friends and family have set up a GoFundMe account to help Amber through this tough time.