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Manassas Police Stop Drivers at Scene of Hit and Run

Family of critically injured woman pleads for help



    Manassas Police Stop Drivers at Scene of Hit and Run
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    Several of Manassas’ finest took the streets Friday night in search of witnesses to a tragic hit-and-run.

    Gloria Morton, 50, was walking with a friend at Grant Avenue and Byrd Drive at 7:35 p.m. Monday when she was struck by a car.

    Morton survived but suffered severe head injuries, broken bones and cuts to her face. She has been on life-support for the past several days.

    "She's still fighting for her life. By the grace of God, she's still holding on right now,” said Thomas Morton, a nephew of the victim.

    Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run

    [DC] Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run
    Police search for the driver who struck a woman walking in Manassas Monday night.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 18, 2010)

    Friday night, police stopped cars driving near the intersection where she was hit. They approached the people inside and asked if they knew anything about what happened there Monday night.

    Officers also handed out flyers with a description of the car believed to have hit Gloria Morton.

    The car they are looking for is described as a late ‘90s model, 4-door Toyota Camry. Images of the car were caught on surveillance video at nearby businesses.

    Several of Gloria Morton’s family members came out to the intersection Friday night with Manassas police. They are grateful for all the effort being made to solve the case.

    “Whoever done this, they don't want this to happen to their family member,” said Thomas Morton.

    The family is pleading for the driver to step forward.

    "I'm begging you, if you're scared, it doesn't matter," said Mary Naseer, the victim's sister. "She's fighting for her life right now.”

    Morton’s sister is confident there are witnesses out there who haven’t come forward.

    "This happened at 7:35 at night; there had to be somebody out there who's seen something,” said Naseer. “There's always somebody out here that time of night at Georgetown South.”

    Anthony Porter, Gloria Morton’s brother, said speeding is a problem in the 25 mph zone.

    He fought back tears when talking about what happened to his sister.

    "She cannot go back to the person she was before because of someone's ignorance,” he said.

    Porter said his family has remained strong throughout this tragedy.

    "We've always been a close-knit family, but the severity of what happens brings us even closer."