Family of victims injured in hit and run speak out, urging driver - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/21/10

Family of victims injured in hit and run speak out, urging driver to turn himself in

By Katie Bauer - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Family members of the four victims seriously injured in Sunday's hit and run are speaking out.  Early Sunday morning, police say 23-year old Zachary Doss rear-ended another vehicle at 19th and Raleigh.

Authorities believe he then fled the scene on foot, leaving his wife and another passenger inside their pickup.  Doss is still on the run but is now charged with four counts of failure to stop and render aid, which is a third-degree felony.

Three of the four people injured in Sunday's crash are still fighting for their lives at this hour at University Medical Center.

"All we ask is just for a lot of prayer, we do believe in the power of miracles, we are really, really hoping for a miracle," said Diana Serna.

Serna is the sister, daughter, and aunt of those injured in Sunday morning's hit and run.

Her sister, Josie Blaylock was driving the car, carrying her parents, 80 year old Julia Garcia and 82 year old Margarito Garcia, as well as Blaylock's autistic daughter 29 year old Priscilla Sanchez.

They were all traveling from Hobbs, New Mexico to visit a family member in Lubbock.

It took firefighters more than 45 minutes to get them out of the crushed car.

"They thought it was only three people in there until they heard someone moaning, my niece was on the floor board," said Serna.

Blaylock was released from UMC Wednesday evening, while her parents and daughter remain in the ICU.

Blaylock's son Chris Sanchez drove from Dallas to be by his family's side.

"My mom really has a big heart and she tends to beat herself up on things that aren't even in her hands or her fault, and she just takes a lot of blame for anything in life," said Sanchez.

While his mother has been released, he hasn't even been able to make contact with his sister.

"I haven't seen her eyes open at all, none of us have heard her voice," said Sanchez.

These two worry the most about 80 year old Julia.

"My mom's heart is very weak, her kidney's are not functioning, so it is not good for her, she's diabetic, she has you name it broken on her right now," said Serna.

Julia and her husband Margarito have been married for more than 60 years.

Serna says she doesn't know if her father really truly understands what happened, when he saw her in the hospital.

"He held her hand, he told her he loved her and he kissed her hand, but then later on he calls out her name and says Julia, let's go, let's go home," said Serna.

Now they urge the man behind the wheel of the blue pickup, 23 year old Zachary Doss to do the right thing.

"I'm sure he has a family, I'm sure he has a grandparents, a mother, possible a sister. He needs to put the shoe on the other foot and see what we are going through and step forward," said Sanchez.

"We feel a lot of pain, but we don't feel hate. We don't at all, I feel sorry for him because he will have to live with this for the rest of his life," said Serna.

Police say Doss is a student at Texas Tech and possibly driving a dark blue 2003 Ford Escape.

If you have any information that could help police find Doss, you're urged to call Crimeline at 741-1000.

Copyright 2010 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Ledecka wins 2nd gold medal of Pyeongchang Games

    The Latest: Ledecka wins 2nd gold medal of Pyeongchang Games

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-02-24 01:14:57 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:19 AM EST2018-02-24 06:19:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

  • Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-02-24 05:36:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-24 04:30:44 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

Powered by Frankly