Woman injured in hit and run, asks driver to come forward

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - Tanya Harrison says she was driving back from a Sulphur church the night of Christmas Eve when she was struck by a semi from behind - part of her car bumper still sits on the cable barrier.

"The best Christmas present (is) that I'm alive," Harrison said. "That was my Christmas present being alive."

Harrison says the hit run happened on 1-35 southbound near the Flying J Travel Center around 9:30 p.m.

She was in the right hand lane on her way to grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant.

"I noticed this truck like approaching me really quickly and so I put my foot on the accelerator to try to move out of his way but it was too late," Harrison said.

Harrison says the semi crashed into the back of her car, causing her car to rollover into the center median and hit the cable barrier.

"It was like I was in a dryer, I was tumbling and then I could feel the car slide across the grass," Harrison said.

Harrison says she passed out while the car was rolling.

She says she knows it was a semi that hit her because she remembers seeing the giant circular headlights that lit up her rear view mirror and a large grill.

She says she woke up shortly after in severe pain.

"My shoulder, my elbow, my whole arm," Harrison said explaining where she felt the most pain.

Harrison says the hit and run left her a stack of medical bills and several injuries including a broken arm which she says may require surgery to fix.

She also says because of her injuries she hasn't been able to work.

"I felt discarded or you know like I didn't matter because no one stopped," Harrison said.

Troopers say they spent the night looking for the semi at local truck stops but had no luck.

Harrison is asking anyone who witnessed the hit and run to give a call to the Colbert Law Firm.



 
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