A family in Chicago wants a holiday miracle after a mother of five and a grandmother of 10 were seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in the city’s Little Village neighborhood.
Daisy Soto hopes her mother, Juana Tapia Lopez, gets over it.The 56-year-old woman remains in a coma after being hit by a car last month.
“We still have a great deal of hope and faith that she will wake up and be okay,” Soto said. doing.”
Lopez’s family said her beloved mother and grandmother were hardworking and did everything for their family.
“She never let us see her cry, so it was really hard to see her like that,” Soto said. They are just killing us.”
The hit-and-run accident occurred on November 20th, just days before Thanksgiving. Lopez’s family said she was crossing the street when she was hit. The impact was so strong that she was thrown into the air. Police said the suspect fled north on Drake Avenue and then turned west onto 25th Street.
“We only want justice for her,” cried the daughter. “She didn’t deserve this. Nobody deserves this. We just want them to be caught. Basically, we don’t want anyone else, someone else’s mother, to do this.” is.”
Chicago Police continue to work to track down the driver of the vehicle involved, and released a community alert last week seeking help from members of the public in locating the red truck.
Soto said detectives told her family on Wednesday that they no longer believed the truck was involved in the crash.Chicago police have not confirmed any new details and the investigation remains open. Said it was in.
NBC 5 Investigates has been covering the Chicago hit-and-run case for over a year. NBC 5 Investigates said the latest crash was one of 33,000 hit-and-runs in the city in 2022 alone, killing at least 28 people and killing 4,400, according to city data. It was revealed that a person was injured.
Soto’s family is pleading with the driver who injured his mother to come forward.
“Why? Now is the moment to bring us peace,” she said. “Turn yourself in — how can you do this to our mother?”