Young mother recovering from hit-and-run crash

Casey was hit by an SUV Saturday. The vehicle's driver fled the scene.
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A young Indianapolis mother will have to learn to walk again after getting dragged by a hit-and-run driver.

Surveillance cameras were rolling at Michigan and Rural when the 23-year-old woman was struck. The victim, named Casey, hopes someone who sees the video can help find whoever ran her over and kept going.

"I forgive him for what he has done to me," Casey said.

The victim is now recovering from major injuries that will keep her off her feet for awhile.

"I won't be able to walk for a very long time. My pelvic is fractured in two places, my knee is splintered out," she said.

Casey also suffered severe road rash.

She went to The Rural Inn Saturday night to buy a soda. Witnesses say the driver of the SUV cut through the store's parking lot to avoid the stoplight. His front wheels ran over Casey first, he stopped at the sounds of her screams, but she says the SUV's back wheels ran over her as he sped away.

"I went to brace myself. I put myself in, like, a push-up position to try to get out from underneath the car and he revs up and goes over me like a speed bump," Casey said. "I could not feel any of my lower extremities, I could not feel my back, I could not feel the scissors when they were cutting my clothes off me. I could not feel anything on my feet, my legs. I could not move."

As Casey comforts here six-year-old son, who constantly calls her hospital room, she holds out hope someone will recognize the driver who kept going or his SUV that was caught on camera.

"Anybody, please come forward on my behalf, because I would do it for any of you," she said.

Casey hopes to get out of the hospital later this week.

If you recognize the SUV in the surveillance video, call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.