Woman walks away from hit-and-run crash without injury

FISHERS, Ind. -- A young woman is thankful to be alive after a semi-truck driver hit her on the interstate last week and then took off.

Genevieve Boulais drives regularly along I-69 on her way back and forth from Indy to Muncie. She's a student at Ball State University and was driving back to school after fall break last week.

It was 4:30 p.m. and she was about 20 minutes into her drive when she noticed a semi-truck driver inching closer and closer to her car.

"I was nose to nose with the semi-truck and he bumped me once and we were right neck and neck with each other because I could see his headlight right there and before I could react to anything at all, he bumped me again," she said.

Her car started spinning. She flipped once and after another half flip, she ended up in a ditch on the side of the highway.

"It tore off both the front and the back bumper. It kinda crunched the roof down and it smashed out the back window and the windshield," said her mother, Libby Boulais.

Her car was totaled, but Genevieve was able to make it out alive, with only a bruise on her leg. After rushing to get out of her car, she noticed the truck driver took off.

"Through the amount of damage that was done to my car and the multiple times that he hit me, there’s no way he couldn't have known," Genevieve said.

This isn't the first time a semi-truck driver has hit another car and taken off this year. Fishers police said so far in 2016, there's been 11 crashes on the highway. Of those 11, there have been four involving semi-trucks and of those four, all of them are listed as the semi-truck driver at fault.

Libby said she knows the crash could have been much worse.

“She could have been left for dead and no one would have found her and that semi driver would have just kept going," said Libby.

The family is hoping their story can encourage other drivers to be on the looking and hoping the truck driver who caused the crash will come forward.

"We do have to share the roads and it needs to be safe for everybody," Libby said. She added, "anything happens when your kids walk out the door, so just give them a hug."

Fishers police said if you feel like you may encounter an aggressive driver, to slow down, increase your distance and always pay attention.