Woman Recovering From Extensive Injuries After Being Hit By Tulsa Driver

Wednesday, June 29th 2016, 8:39 pm
By: News On 6

A woman, hit by a car while crossing the street three months ago, is now ready to share her story.

Dacia Pittsley loves the outdoors – she was constantly hiking, camping, kayaking and riding horses.

That was until March 6 when a driver slammed into her as she crossed the street in downtown Tulsa. Since then, her life has been filled with pain, broken bones, surgeries, doctor's appointments and physical therapy.

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Pittsley said she wasn’t in the crosswalk when she was hit but was going to an Uber.

The force threw her into the windshield then over the car; the driver that hit her kept going.

Thankfully, Pittsley said she doesn’t remember the moment of impact.

"I just remember saying repeatedly, ‘Don't let me die. Am I going to die? What happened,’" she said.

Pittsley was set to graduate from nursing school this December, but that's been postponed a year because of her broken pelvis, torn meniscus, torn ACL, broken collarbone, torn rotator cuff and fractures all over her face.

“That's the hardest thing for me to deal with, honestly, to work really hard, all that effort, just to be taken away," she said.

Pittsley’s had one surgery and needs two more. Her medical bills are now in the tens of thousands and she hasn’t been able to work for months.

She can't wrap her mind around how someone could do this and not stop or call for help.

"I feel this has all been selfish. It's been about protecting herself the entire time,” she said.

Elizabeth Hebert pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident that caused great bodily harm. Her passenger is the one who called the police.

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He said the two had been drinking all evening, but by the time Hebert contacted police there was no way to prove that, so she's not charged with DUI.

"When people make these types of choices, I don't think they understand, on a personal level, how much it can affect somebody's life," Pittsley said.

Herbert will be sentenced in July. The max she can get is two years.