INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 28, 2016) -- Police are searching for a silver 2006-2010 Dodge Charger in connection with a hit and run Sunday morning that left one woman critically injured.
Police were called to the scene on the city's west side near 38th Street and High School Road around 4 a.m. The victim, Daniela Lopez-Jimenez, 35, was attempting to cross the street when she was struck by a vehicle headed southbound on High School Road. Lopez-Jimenez was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition, and her condition has not improved at this time.
"The thing is that I expect people to take a little responsibility to just at least show a little remorse for what happened and not just run off like that," says resident Diego Reyes.
While police investigate the crash, Lopez-Jimenez remains in critical condition, fighting for her life. This is the exact same spot on the Northwest side where 18-year-old Nick King was killed by a hit and run driver in 2014 while he was riding his scooter. There is an IMPD camera located near the crash scene, but king’s mom says police told her that the camera was broken when her son was hit. She hopes that the camera is now working and prays it caught the driver who struck Lopez-Jimenez Sunday morning.
"They have to go to bed every night knowing that they killed someone and I would not want that on my conscience," says Nick King' mother Sylvia King.
Based on evidence recovered at the crime scene, investigators believe the suspect vehicle is a silver 2006-2010 Dodge Charger with damage to the front driver’s side. After the crash, the driver fled the scene without rendering first aid to the victim or notifying IMPD of the crash. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the IMPD Crash Investigations Section at (317) 327-6549 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 262-TIPS (8477).