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Lufkin woman recovering from injuries suffered in hit-and-run

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
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Source: Kerri Jackson Source: Kerri Jackson
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

As Kerri Jackson went outside for the first time since Wednesday she did so knowing she's lucky to be alive.

"Everything hurts all the way from my hip down," Jackson said.

On Wednesday, Jackson and some friends were riding four-wheelers off of FM 2251 when she thought she dropped her phone. As they began to search, a car coming down the road left the highway and struck Jackson. The initial call came in to 911 around 5:55 p.m. Jackson's boyfriend can be heard explaining to dispatchers what happened, and that he believed the SUV that hit her was going at a high rate of speed.

"Next thing I know, I hear this god-awful sound, and I'm up in the air and then landed on the ground," she said.

Jackson received major bruises to her body and cuts to the face. Jackson also said her foot has swollen, and it is hard to put on a shoe.

Two days later, and it is still hard to walk. To get around, she uses a rolling chair.

"I feel helpless," Jackson said.

The last 48 hours have been some of the toughest in Jackson's life.

"It's hard for me to sleep now without thinking it is happening again," she said.

And now, she wants to know why.

"I'm lucky to be alive," Jackson said. "It's just the fact that he didn't even slow down."

Jackson's friends on scene describe the vehicle that hit her as a tan or pewter Trailblazer that should have a busted-out side mirror. Anyone with any information should call the Lufkin DPS office.

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