A woman struck in a hit-and-run Saturday remains hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury while police try to find the driver of the Toyota Tundra that hit her.
The injured woman is a 47-year-old homemaker from Roswell, Georgia, who is married and has two children under the age of 11, said Richard Poore, a longtime family acquaintance.
“Her injuries were more than bumps and bruises,” said Poore, noting the family is remaining private about their ordeal.
“It’s quite serious,” he said.
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Biloxi police have said the woman was walking at Reynoir Street and Howard Avenue when she was hit by a black pickup that headed north on Reynoir. Police were called to the scene about 3:23 p.m.
Witnesses described the truck as a black, four-door 2006 Toyota Tundra, or possibly an older model, according to police. The truck has tinted windows, a silver tool box, and a silver push bumper and rear bumper. Police have said the truck likely has damage to its right, front bumper and right, front quarter-panel.
Investigators released a surveillance picture of the truck the day after the crash and said they planned to look for better-quality video from neighboring businesses.
Police have released no other details, but ask that anyone with information call the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. Or give a tip online to Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com.