Victim of Cleveland hit-and-run to driver: ‘Do the right thing’

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CLEVELAND--A grandmother nearly killed by a hit-and-run driver is now speaking out to FOX 8.

Jeanne Stuckey gave us a message for the driver who hit her. "Do the right thing," Stuckey said from her hospital bed at MetroHealth Medical Center.

She said she wants to see the driver come forward to police,and she wants to make sure the driver doesn't do the same thing again.

She added, "I know you're scared, and you don't want to turn yourself in, but you gotta do the right thing. But if you can't do the right thing, don't do it again."

Stuckey was hit last Tuesday morning walking to work at West 150 and Puritas in Cleveland. Police believe a white Ford van hit her and took off.

The FOX 8 I-TEAM found a city camera right at that intersection, but we obtained the video, and it does not show the crash. The camera was framed so that two crosswalks were cropped out.

Oddly, we've also found delays in getting that city video to police. Already, almost a week, and detectives don't have the video.

We've reached out repeatedly to city officials for an explanation, but we have not received an answer.

The I-TEAM also found safety hazards at the intersection of the hit-and-run including a pedestrian signal not working. The city has since replaced bulbs in that signal.

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