COLLEGE STATION – The mother of Michelle Greenway, the 19-year-old girl critically injured Saturday in a hit and run, is asking for the driver to surrender and the public to pray.
“I realize that you are scared and that you are hoping that you are not found,” said Michelle’s mom, Anna Gaudet, to the driver in a letter e-mailed to News 3. “That is not the right thing to do. The guilt from this will follow you all your life. If you have any humanity in you, please call the police station and confess to this crime. It is the only right thing to do, for yourself and for Michelle.”
Police say two men were arguing in the parking lot of Doux Chene Apartments early Saturday morning. One of the men drove off, hitting Michelle with the left side of his SUV. He did not stop to check on her.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a newer, possibly 2012 or later, black SUV with bluish-colored LED or Halogen headlights. The interior of vehicle is described as having blue accent lighting with interior wood paneling accents/décor.
The suspect is a white male, in his early twenties, with blonde hair and a stocky build.
“You may not have meant to do this, but you still did it," said Gaudet. "It is your responsibility as a human being to be accountable for your actions. There was no reason for you to violate her this way.”
Michelle’s mom says her daughter is fighting for her life. She has a fractured skull, numerous bruises and scrapes all over her body.
“I thank God that she is alive and can remember her family and friends.”
Gaudet has created an email address, prayersforMichelle@hotmail.com, where the public can send prayers and well wishes for Michelle that she can read when she is feeling up to it. Gaudet says the hit and run driver can contact her at the same e-mail address instead of calling the police.
Anyone with any information about the hit and run is asked to call College Station Police at 979-764-3600. To submit a tip through Brazos County Crime Stoppers, call 979-775-TIPS or click here.
Letter from Michelle’s Mom
My daughter, Michelle Greenway, was the victim of the hit and run in College Station. I would like to say to the person driving the vehicle that hit her to please turn yourself in. You may not have meant to do this, but you still did it. It is your responsibility as a human being to be accountable for your actions. There was no reason for you to violate her this way.
She was born on January 8, 1995, just three months after her father had passed away. She was my last gift from him, and in a time of heartache, she gave myself and other two children something to look forward to. She arrived at 9 lbs. 2 oz. and was the sweetest little thing.
Growing up, Michelle always cared deeply for others. She is a wonderful aunt to her brother’s children and I have had an outpouring of people calling me here at the hospital to check on her. She always attends friends and family events with a sunny smile and a warm heart. We all love her so very much.
She has just started her life away from home and all she was doing was going over to her cousin’s house that night to see her brother. I realize that you are scared and that you are hoping that you are not found. That is not the right thing to do. The guilt from this will follow you all your life. If you have any humanity in you please call the police station and confess to this crime, it is the only right thing to do, for yourself and for Michelle.
Right now, Michelle is fighting for her life. Physically, it appears she is going to make it through. But mentally, she will have to undergo rehabilitation to return to a normal state. She has a fractured skull, numerous bruises and scrapes all over her body. The doctors are keeping her on pain killers in order for her to relax and heal. The full extent of the damage in her brain is still unknown. They will start to assess that damage tomorrow.
She was planning on starting college this summer, but we will now have to wait and see if she will be able to handle it. She still has a little bit of bleeding from her left ear and is very disoriented and scared. Her memory is a come and go situation. I thank God that she is alive and can remember her family and friends.
I would like to ask for everyone that reads this to offer up a prayer of thanks to God for holding him in her hands and allowing her to stay with us. I would also like for prayers to be offered up for the attacker to do the right thing and turn himself in. Prayer is very powerful. I have definitely seen that in the last couple of days. It is a blessing that she is not dead. It is a blessing that she can breathe on her own today. It is a blessing that she can talk and knows her family and those that love her.
She still cannot eat yet and just this evening was able to keep water down without throwing up. It will be a blessing that the person that hit her will turn himself in and acknowledge what he has done. It is the only right thing he can do to help Michelle.
I have an email created for Michelle (prayersforMichelle@hotmail.com) where she can read comments from those wishing her well when she is able to do so.
Also for the person driving the car to email his information if he so chooses to contact me that way instead of calling the police.
- Anna Gaudet