Decatur woman suffers brain injury in hit-and-run - KMSP-TV

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>>

  • Tyrone Police search for missing 14-year-old girl

    Tyrone Police search for missing 14-year-old girl

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:43:34 GMT
    Breaking news from FOX 5Breaking news from FOX 5
    Police in one South Metro city are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl.
    Police in one South Metro city are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl.
  • Authorities investigate threat at Paulding Co. High

    Authorities investigate threat at Paulding Co. High

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:32:55 GMT
    Paulding County authorities are investigating a threat that came into Paulding County High School on Thursday morning.
    Paulding County authorities are investigating a threat that came into Paulding County High School on Thursday morning.
  • DOJ announces clemency overhaul

    DOJ announces clemency overhaul

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:26:14 GMT
    The Justice Department moved Wednesday to significantly expand the number of people eligible for clemency.
    The Justice Department moved Wednesday to significantly expand the number of people eligible for clemency.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

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