Family seeks justice after woman is hospitalized from Saturday hit-and-run

Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 10:28 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Chyrssa Rodriguez is hospitalized after she was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning and is on a ventilator, according to her sister, Melissa Rodriguez.

Police responded overnight just after 2 a.m. to a hit-and-run at the Hub City Inn, near 50th Street and Ave Q. There was a large fight in the shared parking lot of La Kumbia and Hub City Inn involving the suspect and the victim, Chryssa Rodriguez, according to police.

The suspect got into a silver Impala and fled, intentionally striking Rodriguez, according to police. Several people on scene helped render aid until EMS arrived. Rodriquez was taken to UMC with non-life-threatening injuries, but her injuries once she arrived at the hospital were not released by police.

Melissa says doctors are unsure if Chryssa will ever walk again. Chryssa has gone through two pelvic surgeries since Saturday. Melissa says Chryssa is alert, but is on a ventilator due to her recent surgeries.

“Because there’s so many nerves around the spinal cord,” she said. “So, they had to be very careful to ensure that they didn’t hit one of those nerves.”

A GoFundMe has been set up for Rodriquez. She is a mother to three daughters and a son.

Melissa says her sister also has multiple broken bones including a broken back and if she recovers, it will be a very long recovery. In the meantime, the family is looking for justice as police continue the investigation. A suspect has not been identified at this time.

“The fact that when they found her she was just left there,” she said. “The car that hit her just fled the scene and she was just left on the ground and that makes me angry.”

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