Decatur woman suffers brain injury in hit-and-run - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Decatur woman suffers brain injury in hit-and-run

Posted: Updated:
DECATUR, Ga. -

A 25-year-old Decatur woman is being treated at Shepherd Center after being critically injured by a hit-and-run driver in Nashville, Tennessee.

Angela Riley went to Nashville with friends for a bachelorette party. She suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car while trying to cross a street.

Police arrested 23-year-old Ryan Moy, of Illinois, on charges of felony vehicular assault, leaving the scene and failure to render aid.

An ambulance brought Angela to Atlanta's Shepherd Center last Friday from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

"Our main goal was to get her to Shepherd Center and we're so glad that she is here," said Angela's father, Joe Riley.
    
Riley's parents said they are encouraged by Angela's progress, but they know she has a long road to recovery.

"We're going to support her. And do all that we can to get her not only back, but better than back," said Susan Riley.

The family said they have outpouring of supporting, including money, food and phone calls.

"A lot of people that really care and…will just do anything that they can to show you that they really care," said Susan Riley. "We just feel like she is just going to be fine. It's just going to take time."

While Angela suffered a brain injury when her head struck the car's windshield, her parents said that she has no broken bones.

The Rileys say that the response in the Decatur community has been overwhelming. Fundraisers for the family have been held and more are planned.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:36:51 GMT
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
  • Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:20:30 GMT
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
  • Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:28:00 GMT
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices