VERO BEACH, Fla. — The pedestrian hospitalized by an unsolved hit-and-run accident Friday is a 71-year-old grandmother who had just left the Citrus Bowl after watching her grandchildren perform in the band at half time during a football game, police said Wednesday.
Lorraine Santora, 71, of Vero Beach, is hospitalized in stable condition at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce.
She was alone and crossing 16th Street, outside the stadium, when hit by an unidentified motorist driving either a Ford or Chevrolet truck. It is described as having glossy black paint and oversized tires, said police Officer David Farquharson. The vehicle sped away and hasn’t been found. It may have damage on the front right fender from the collision, the officer said.
“She (Santora) just goes to the games to see her grandchildren perform” in the Vero Beach High School band, the officer said.
Anyone with information may call the police department at (772) 978-4600.
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