Brenda Snell's family is struggling to cope. His daughter was severely injured when a stolen cab slammed into her on West Main Street in Stamford. A man stole the car in Norwalk, then took off toward Stamford and eventually rear-ended a car waiting at a red light, police said.
Stolen Cab Strikes Stamford Woman
"The operator then tried to back up go around the traffic and in so doing mounted the sidewalk struck a 48-year-old woman," said Stamford Police Lt. Sean Cooney.
The alleged joyride didn't end there.
"The car then continued out before the operator jumped out and fled on foot," said Lt. Cooney.
Snell's father says the mother of three was headed home from a girlfriend's house Thursday night when the driver hit her from behind. She's now in critical condition and is struggling to pull through.
"Her pelvis and her bladder were split and she's bleeding from three important places," said Rev. Dawn Snell, Brenda's sister.
The Snell family has been using prayer to cope with this tragedy. On Friday, they also sent a message to the man who created it.
"Do you know what you've done making a choice to steal that cab, and not only did you destroy city property but you destroyed my sisters life, her children my parents, her loved ones," said Rev. Snell.
The suspect is still at large, and police are asking the public for help in finding him.
"Whatever happens, you're going to live with this, because you will be caught, he's going to be caught," said Rev. Snell.
Police have a vague description of the man. He's about 59-years-old and was last seen wearing a dark navy blue or black hooded sweatshirt. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Stamford Police Department.