Man fights for his life after hit-and-run, family wants answers

Hit and run victim Lavelle Boozer, Provided by victim’s family

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Lavelle Boozer continues his difficult fight back to health after a hit and run May 20 that nearly cost him his life.

"I got to see my brother walking," says the victim’s sister, Talibah Lee. She’s talking about video from cameras near the crash scene.

Wednesday police released two still photos from that security camera video. Pictures of the suspect’s white sedan leaving the crash scene. LaVelle’s sister saw the whole video.

"And a car hitting and hitting their brakes. That was the impact of when they hit my brother, hit their brakes very hard you could tell and kept going. A passerby by the grace of God stopped and called the police. Or else my brother would’ve laid there and bled to death."

Severe brain injuries left her 38-year-old brother in a coma for eight days. Kept alive by feeding tubes.

He’s now in a rehab center.

Talibah says, "It’s just been through the grace of God that he’s been slowly progressing. No he’s not able to talk, hold a conversation but we can go and visit we can look at him we can see him. He’s just mumbling words as of this week. We can’t make them out but we have not heard his voice in 40 days. So it’s been very Traumatic for me, my mom and my dad."

She says the car that hit him would’ve had damage to the passenger side front end and also would’ve needed a new headlight.

Talibah Lee hopes that information plus the two photos prompt somebody to report something.

"Please come forward. This is been such a trying time for our family. Lavelle has never done anything to anyone, never did anything to deserve this. No one, not just Lavelle, no one deserves to be hit by a car and left for dead."

IMPD says anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).

Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip.

You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.

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