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Oct 3, 2013 5:18 PM by Sara Donchey

Kingsville Teen Still Recovering After Hit and Run Accident

KINGSVILLE -- Two weeks after two Kingsville teenagers were struck in a hit-and-run accident, their families are still hoping for justice.

Police say they have a person of interest in the case, but are waiting for the results of tests done on DNA evidence taken at the scene.

They say it could be anywhere from six months to a year before they get the final results.

Nicholas Mireles was walking with his friend and classmate Justin Shelton on the 300-block of Aislie when he was plowed over.

"We were walking, and the next thing I remember was waking up in the hospital immediately," Mireles said.

Mireles said he doesn't remember the moment that a car hit him and his friend while they were walking home.

He explained that he is angry that the person driving still hasn't been caught.

"I think they're bad people--or not nice people. I think they should've stopped and helped me, but they didn't."

Now that Nicholas is out of the hospital, his family says his recovery has been slow and painful.

He still has dozens of staples holding together a gash in his head, and several cuts and bruises. Doctors told him he won't be able to return to school until late October.

"Every morning I get up and I've got to take the dog outside, so I get up fast, and I get a headache. I get headaches everyday."

Nicholas's mother Christina says she too is trying to cope with the trauma of almost losing her son.

"I don't wish that on my worst enemy. It's very hard to talk about--it's not easy to talk about. But I'm glad he's here."

The families of both teens said they are trying to hire legal representation.

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