DES MOINES, Iowa -- "It hit me good and I fell that way."
From scrapes on her chin to black and blue bruise marks all over her body, 51-year-old Annette Loree Floyd is in a lot of pain. Floyd was crossing the street around 6:15 Friday morning at the intersection of Indianola and Southeast Park Avenue when she was hit by a car. Floyd says the driver sped up right before the impact. "I could feel it before it even hit," said Floyd.
Floyd says she does take her time and walks slow, but gets around okay and does not use a cane. "I'm paralyzed on the right side. Have been for years. My ex-husband shot me in the head," said Floyd. "And I learned how to walk and talk and do everything all over again." This morning's hit and run makes a difficult situation even more challenging.
According to a witness, the vehicle that struck Floyd is described as a gold-colored vehicle resembling a Lexus sedan. It reportedly left westbound on Park Avenue after striking Floyd. Floyd cannot believe the driver just took off. "What kind of a person does that to a person?" said Floyd.
Investigators are requesting the help of the public with any information about this incident. If you have any, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 515-223-1400 or the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811.