Woman speaks out after hit-and-run leaves her injured

by: Craig Lucie Updated:

DUNWOODY, Ga.,None - A woman who was hit and trapped under a car in a mall parking lot is speaking with Channel 2 Action News in the hope that more witnesses will come forward to find the driver responsible.

Nita Thakor works at the Macy's store at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody as an optometrist. She said as she was leaving work Feb. 22, she walked out into the parking lot and a man hit her with an SUV, stopped and then took off.

"All of a sudden, I was just blindsided. I didn't even see the car coming," Thakor told Channel 2's Craig Lucie

Thakor has a badly bruised thigh and foot and a broken collar bone from the incident.

Dunwoody police said the driver of the SUV hit her so hard, her shoes flew off.

"My foot was lodged between the tire and the road. The car actually stopped for five to 10 seconds because I couldn't pull my foot out, and I'm screaming, 'Get off my foot. Get off my foot,'" Thakor explained.

As soon as the driver hit the gas again, Thakor and shoppers thought the driver would do the right thing and stop.


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"I'm thinking, 'OK he is going to come back around and say I'm sorry,' but that wasn't the case. He just sped off onto Ashford-Dunwoody Road," Thakor said.

Dunwoody police think the SUV is either a copper or dark beige GMC or Chevrolet.

"The individual knew that he struck this person, so we need to find out what happened," said Sgt. Mike Carlson.

Thakor is hoping one of the many witnesses who were around can help police track the driver down.

"I just hope he gets what he deserves, and hopefully that will be some jail time if he gets caught," Thakor said.


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