AKRON, Ohio - A driver accused of a hit and run accident that left a woman paralyzed has surrendered to police. 36-year old Deprise Moore turned himself in Monday morning. He faces several charges, including felony hit/skip, driving under a suspended license and running a stop sign.
"I was just so grateful to God because he answered the prayers that had been sent up by many and I was just elated, I was just elated," said the victim's daughter Jennifer Walker.
Investigators believe Moore was behind the wheel of an SUV that struck the car Jennifer's 72-year old mother, Doshie Gulley was driving on January 19th near East Archwood Avenue and Moore Street.
"There's a lot of things I want to say to him, one of the is 'what if it was your mother, how would you feel? you know, for someone to do that to your mother, how heartless can you be to just leave somebody," said Walker.
Police say Moore ran from the scene. He is now charged with felony hit/skip among other charges. They say his criminal record includes multiple traffic offenses, including driving with a suspended license.
"This has been my mission to get him behind bars, to have him arrested," said Walker.
Jennifer's mother was returning home after getting her hair done. She says her mother, who was always active, is now paralyzed and currently in a rehab facility.
"My mom is alive and I'm so grateful for that...my mother is permanently disabled for the rest of her life, permanently...she has a collapsed lung, she has a broke shoulder, her vision is blurry, she's experiencing some delirium," she said.
Jennifer says her mother spent her lifetime helping people who were developmentally disabled. Now, she is the one who needs help.
"Just having him be held accountable for this will ease it somewhat, but see I know my God, my God is going to...vengeance is mind sayeth the Lord, I am going to rest with the assurance that God is going to take care of him," Walker said.
Moore is scheduled to be arraigned in Akron Municipal Court Tuesday morning.