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Family seeks help after grandmother is hit by car

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21)- A family is heartbroken after their grandmother was hit by a car while riding her bike.

When Lindsay Galbreath heard the news she was hurt.

"I was at work actually and I broke down just because with visitor restrictions there's nothing you can do you can't see them and she's had a lot of bad luck I feel like happen to her on this side of town and she doesn't deserve any of it," Galbreath said.

At around 8 am Sunday morning Galbreath's grandmother was riding her bike on the corner of Plaza and Paulding Road when she was hit by a car. That car drove away from the scene leaving her with broken bones and in a lot of pain.

"She just doesn't deserve any of this stuff, she's helped me at one of the lowest points of my life, I had no where to go and she took me in so she deserves more than she's getting," Galbreath said.

Galbreath and her family made it their mission to find whoever did this. They spent Wednesday evening handing out flyers in hopes someone who knows something will call police.

"She deserves justice you know it might've been an accident but I don't see how you can drive off not knowing whether you killed a person or not and be okay with it," Galbreath said.

Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena said police are still investigating the incident and were not able to get too much from the scene other than a vague description of the car. She said they are doing what they can to get justice for the family.

"It could be my mom, it could be my aunt or my uncle or my dad so we really take those to heart and we'd really like to find the person who did this," Galbreath said.

Galbreath said she knows the police are doing what they can to find who did this and she and her family are going to do their best to help.

"Just imagine if this was your grandma or your mom and somebody hit them and didn't want to know if they lived or died and just took off," Galbreath said.

Galbreath's grandmother is now recovering in the hospital with some broken bones. She said it will be a long way to recovery.

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Arielle Cadet

Arielle Cadet joined WPTA in August 2019. The Atlanta, Georgia native graduated from the University of Missouri and serves as Weekend Anchor/MMJ for ABC21. Feel free to connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or shoot her an email at

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