The family of a man seriously hurt after being hit by a vehicle in southwest Oklahoma City is asking the public for help in identifying a suspect.
Jerry Voss, 60, was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle that fled the scene at Southwest 50th and Walker on July 10.
“I was devastated. That’s my dad,” Jerry Voss’ daughter, Jennifer, said. “Anybody can’t just leave somebody on the side of the road after just hitting them.”
Jerry is still hospitalized at OU Medical Center 18 days following the crash. Voss suffered a broken femur, nicked arteries and several other infections.
“He’s going to have to have long term care and learn how to walk again by himself,” Jennifer Voss said. “He’s an elderly guy. A tiny man.”
Jerry is homeless and suffers from mental illness. Unable to visit or call, Jerry’s family is besides themselves.
“Just because he is homeless doesn’t mean that we don’t love him,” Jennifer Voss said. “You’ve got to know that you hit somebody and left him there to die. You’ve got to have some kind of heart. We need some kind of justice. We need to know somebody cares. Somebody other than us.”
The Voss family and Oklahoma City police hope some come forward and does the right thing.
If you have any information, you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.