BOCA RATON, Fla. - Cynthia DuVoisin, a 54-year-old Boca Raton woman, is recovering with two broken legs after a car reportedly hit her as she was crossing the street Friday morning.
DuVoisin's mother, Pat Martin, said DuVoisin was crossing a Boca Raton intersection on Palmetto Road and Calibre Court, when a four-door sedan slammed into her.
"She's got braces on both legs, she'll have to go through extensive therapy," Martin said. "It was broad daylight. There was no reason for her to hit my daughter."
Martin said her daughter told her the driver was a female nurse, wearing light blue medical scrubs. The driver drove her home, and promised to return with her personal information, but never returned.
"I cannot imagine leaving someone like that, and not knowing whether they're alright or they're not alright," said Martin.
DuVoisin's brother, Chris, said he thinks the driver took advantage of his sister's condition.
"I think her initial instinct was to help my sister, who she had hit, but then she got to thinking about the ramifications, the liability," he said. "When my sister asked for her contact information, it was probably very easy for her to say, 'You know what, that woman can't walk.'"