Passenger in NYE crash in critical condition, police still looking for driver

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A woman remains in critical condition Saturday after she was involved in a car wreck on New Year’s Eve where the driver left the scene.

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Jessica Grant's uncle said she is a mother of two who had recently earned a nursing degree.

Family members of 25-year-old Jessica Grant said she has a broken leg and neck and skull injuries.

“What he did is deplorable by any standard of being a man, truly you don’t just leave a fellow human being, let a woman trapped in a car for two hours,” Dave Grant, the victim’s uncle, said.

Grant was riding in a car around two in the morning when the driver lost control and crashed into a building along Independence Avenue. The driver was seen on surveillance video ditching the scene.

Grant’s family said almost two hours went by before somebody noticed the car and called 911.

“We don’t need people like that on the streets of Kansas City period,” Dave Grant said, speaking of the man who left his niece in the vehicle.

Grant said his niece was ringing in the New Year at The Power and Light District with friends and he isn’t sure why she took a ride with the man seen in surveillance. He said the man is an acquaintance of his niece. He told FOX 4 the victim is a hard-working mother of two young children and just earned her nursing degree.

Grant is expected to undergo surgery on Sunday for her injuries.

Police are still looking for the man who left the scene of the accident. If you know who the man is or where he is call the TIPS Hotline at (816)-474-TIPS.

A GoFundMe.com account has been set up for Grant. Click here for more information.

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