Father demands answers from police after his daughter was badly - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Father demands answers from police after his daughter was badly injured from being hit by a car

(Source: Merritt Family) (Source: Merritt Family)
WACO, TX (KXXV) -

A Waco father is demanding answers from the Waco Police Department after his teenager was left badly hurt when a car hit her and fled.

Amanda Merritt, 16, was found lying in the street early Thursday morning near 26th and Webster.

Now, her father Kenneth Merritt wants to know why the driver that hit her isn't facing charges.

“Three places of her skull are cracked, she’s bleeding on the inside, and she’s got a broken bone on the bottom part of her elbow,” Merritt said.

That was just a few of the many serious injuries Amanda Merritt suffered from this accident, in addition to broken bones in both of her legs.

The teen was found by several people, one man pulled out his cell phone and started recording video. They also claimed the driver was nowhere in sight.

“We all stopped and just came to her aide, there was a guy there that was praying over her at the time,” witness Roberto Perez said.  

The Waco Police reported that the teen suffered minor injuries, but those injuries were much more serious than the initial report suggested.

People who witnessed the aftermath of the accident say this should encourage everyone to be more aware while on the road.

The Waco police also issued a statement that said they believe the driver of the vehicle was not at fault in the crash and no charges will be filed against them.

Merritt still thinks that person still deserves some sort of punishment. 

Copyright 2016 KXXV. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Ecstasy makes octopuses happy too, study finds

    Ecstasy makes octopuses happy too, study finds

    Friday, September 21 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-09-22 03:13:22 GMT

    According to a summary of the study, it found ecstasy “enhances acute prosocial behaviors” in octopuses, just as it does in humans.

    More >>

    According to a summary of the study, it found ecstasy “enhances acute prosocial behaviors” in octopuses, just as it does in humans.

    More >>
  • Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:01:02 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-09-22 03:11:07 GMT
    Maryland's athletic director acknowledged that "mistakes were made" by the training staff in the treatment of McNair. (Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Maryland's athletic director acknowledged that "mistakes were made" by the training staff in the treatment of McNair. (Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

    More >>

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

    More >>
  • AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

    AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

    Friday, September 21 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-21 18:40:49 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-09-22 02:53:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he sugge...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he sugge...
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that says he suggested last year that he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose the chaos in the...More >>
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that says he suggested last year that he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose the chaos in the administration.More >>
Powered by Frankly