Lawrence Hit-and-Run Victim in Critical Condition; Family Pleads With Driver to Come Forward - NECN

Lawrence Hit-and-Run Victim in Critical Condition; Family Pleads With Driver to Come Forward

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    Police continue to search for the driver that struck a woman in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Saturday and left her in a medically-induced coma.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 16, 2017)

    Janet Rosa is fighting to stay alive at Brigham and Women's Hospital where she is in a medically-induced coma.

    Rosa, 45, is the victim of a hit-and-run in Lawrence, Massachusetts that happened on Lawrence Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Rosa hasn't woken up. Her body broken after being hit by a car in Lawrence. The impact threw her in the air, and the driver left her in the road.

    "There was never a day where you can't be around Janet and you can't leave laughing and feeling good about life," Janet's sister, Brenda Rosa, said.

    'She Can't Hear Us': Hit-and-Run Victim in Coma

    [NECN] Lawrence Hit-and-Run Victim in Critical Condition; Family Pleads With Driver to Come Forward

    Janet Rosa is fighting to stay alive at Brigham and Women's Hospital where she is in a medically-induced coma. Rosa, 45, is the victim of a hit-and-run in Lawrence, Massachusetts that happened on Lawrence Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 16, 2017)

    Rosa's family tells us she is battling a brain bleed in the intensive care unit. She has broken bones, including her jaw.

    "Right now she is in critical condition. She can't hear us. We tried to talk to her," said Elizabeth Rosa, Janet's sister.

    Rosa was crossing Amesbury Street Saturday night to buy scratch tickets. It's something she would do all the time.

    Christian Sabater is her son.

    "She's a very caring person. Even when she's going through her own problems, she would go out of her way to take care of you."

    Police said Monday morning that they identified the driver but did not release further details.

    To the driver who did this, "You hurt a lot of people."

    They want you to look at their family, look at their pain.

    "Put yourself in our shoes. Put yourself how we are feeling right now and if you have any heart, please, please come forward. Because you wouldn't want this to happen to someone you love."

    A witness had told police that the driver was speeding at the time of the crash.

    Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident and are reviewing surveillance cameras in the area.

    Rosa's family plans to hold a vigil for her on Monday night. 

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