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Hit & run victim wants driver to see what they've done

Hit & run victim wants driver to see what they've done

CREATED Jun. 10, 2011

Las Vegas, NV -  The victim of a hit and run accident is now speaking out to Action News saying that she wants the driver to know what he did.

"I don't remember much but I know that I'm happy to be alive," says 19 year-old Jamie Jones.

Jones was walking home from work around 4am on January 13 when she was struck at the intersection of Cathedral Pkwy and Las Vegas Blvd.

The driver then took off, without even stopping or looking back.

"I'm actually kind of glad I don't remember," says Jones. " So I don't have to be haunted by it."

The accident left Jones with a ruptured spleen, broken leg, and blood clots in her brain which required emergency surgery.

Her mother got to the hospital when she was already being operated on.

"They took me in a little room called the quiet room and I guess it's where they give people bad news, heartbreaking news," says Katherine Georgi.  "They sat me down in there and told me that they were operating on her brain right now and that they didn't know if she was going to be okay or not."

Jones pulled through and is expected to recover, but her life has been forever changed.

"They told me, when you see her, don't freak out but she's unrecognizable," says Georgi.

It's been more than a week and Jones still hasn't let her boyfriend see her.

She has yet to work up the strength to see it for herself and has so far, avoided the mirror.

"I don't know how they can sleep at night knowing that they smashed into someone and just peaced out," says Jones.  "Why would you hit someone and run away?"

While catching the driver will not change what happened to her daughter, Georgi wants them to face her daughter.

"So they can see what happened. So they can see what they did to my daughter," says Georgi.

Metro detectives have narrowed down the type of car that hit Jones based on damaged pieces left at the scene.

They believe it's a silver 3 or 5 series BMW sedan.  The model is late 90's or newer.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or Detective Jones who is working the case at 828-3595.

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