KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A young KC woman says she’s grateful to be alive following a hit-and-run crash she’ll never forget.
Cheryl Walker told police she was recently traveling westbound on Interstate 70 near Kauffman Stadium when a man driving a car forced her vehicle to spin around several times and just kept going after the crash. Police are still looking for that driver.
“Boy it takes me back, makes me even scared… I could`ve died,” Walker told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend.
That was her reaction as she stared at cell phone pictures and her mind flashed back to the afternoon of November 23. While heading to her mother’s home, she was suddenly sideswiped.
“It was real scary. Oncoming traffic was coming my way. It was painful to know that I almost lost my life, so young,” she said.
The 24-year-old UPS mail sorter says she was driving a friend`s black sedan when the mysterious man in a tan car hit the back and front ends of the vehicle.
A shell-shocked Walker said the car suddenly spun around at least four times on the busy interstate.
“All I remember is spinning constantly. I thought I was dead. I couldn`t believe I woke up in the hospital. It was like a movie,” she recalled.
When the real interstate nightmare finally ended, the lucky driver was taken to a hospital with serious back, head and neck pain. Her friend`s car was totaled.
“I could`ve died. It was only God that saved me, that`s all I keep thinking,” she said.
Walker spent two days in the hospital and still hasn`t returned to work. Police ask anyone who witnessed the hit-and-run to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.