Posted: Mar 4, 2013 4:14 PM by Rachel Cole - email@example.com
Updated: Mar 4, 2013 6:54 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- A family is desperate for answers after their loved one was hit by a car and left for dead on the side of the road. Police are looking for a maroon 2006-2008 Toyota Tacoma with front end damage.
Family members gathered at Spohn Memorial Hospital to pray and support Christian Carrillo, 17, he was walking home from his job at CiCi's Pizza when he was hit on Ayers near Sunnybrook around 1 A.M. Sunday.
"I just love him and I hope he comes out, that's it," his uncle Douglas Grimes said.
"He's an amazing person and I just want this person found because he doesn't deserve it," his little sister Anna Taylor added. "He's in critical condition and his blood pressure is all over the place and he's not doing that well but he's doing better than he was and we're not giving up hope."
Taylor says her brother's ribs were broken and he's suffered some brain injuries. At this point, he can barely keep his eyes open. Despite his injuries, she says he will recover.
"I believe that he can fight through this but we need help finding the person that did this because there's no justice," Taylor said.
The entire family is asking the driver of the car to come forward.
"Even if it was an accident, you know just please come let us know, we do need justice and if not hopefully the cameras around Ayers street will find you, you know just clear your conscious already," Carillo's cousin Amanda Jackson said.
Officers stopped by several businesses on Ayers to get surveillance video that will help them track down the hit and run driver. Meanwhile, Jackson can't thank a passerby, enough for stopping to help him.
"If it wasn't for them you know he wouldn't be here right now and you know we really appreciate them they are our angels," Jackson said.
The family is hoping for a smooth recovery and justice for Carillo. If you have any information, please call police at 888-TIPS
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