CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. - A college student hurt in a hit-and-run crash is in the hospital with serious injuries.
The accident happened Friday night at the intersection of Maple Street and South Street.
22-year-old Alma Beauvais has broken bones in her legs and a long road to recovery ahead. Her mother said she had just walked to a friend's house and was walking back to the University of West Georgia campus when she was hit.
Witnesses rushed to help her after the driver of the truck didn't stop.
"If it wasn't for them, who knows because her first instinct was: 'Oh my God! There's more cars coming!'" her stepmother, Amy Jennings, said.
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Surveillance video shows Beauvais in a crosswalk. The driver of a silver truck never slows down before crashing into her.
"For someone to do this? It's just sad that people in this world don't think a human life is important," Jennings said.
Channel 2's Matt Johnson spoke to Beauvais over the phone about what she remembers before the impact.
"Once I thought there was no car, I didn't see any more car. I started crossing it, and then it happened," she said.
The University of West Georgia student said she was walking from a friend's house back to campus.
She said she doesn't want the person who hit her to get away.
“I wasn’t angry. I was scared, up to right now. I just want him to be found and face justice,” Beauvais said.
Police are asking anyone who recognizes the car, described as possibly a second-generation Toyota Tacoma 2005-2015, to contact police at 770-834-4451.
Beauvais' family feels confident police and the public will work together on the case.
“There’s no way this person is not going to be caught,” Jennings said.
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