Family of hit-and-run victim grateful to community

1:08 PM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - The family of the 17-year-old girl injured in a hit-and-run said Friday they are grateful for the community's support.

Deyondrah Bridgeman remains in critical condition with a serious brain injury. She was struck by a car as she was walking with the signal in the crosswalk at Colfax Avenue and Elizabeth Street on Feb. 27.

Erin Jackson, 30, was charged with with leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury. Jackson is a fifth-grade teacher at AXL Academy, a charter school in Aurora.

Bridgeman's family released the following statement:

"Our family has been absolutely devastated by what has happened to Deyondrah. She was a bright active young woman one minute and suffering from a very serious head injury the next. We can't begin to tell you how grateful we are for the outpouring of support from our community. We have been touched by how willing people are to help us during what is the most difficult time we have ever faced. It has made such a difference to us."

A fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Deyondrah Bridgeman for anyone who would like to contribute to Dee's medical bills.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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