ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: 'Why you simply left and left my son there?' A mom's plea after hit-and-run leaves son in coma



SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Christine Pahati hasn’t left her son’s bedside for 3 days. She believes Rajah Olaguer is listening to her voice.

Rajah is in a medically induced coma after getting hit by a automobile whereas crossing 16th and Bryant Streets on Saturday round 12:57 pm. The motive force fled the scene.

“Clear your acutely aware I assume. Why you simply left and left my son there as a substitute of calling 911 instantly. You simply left him there,” stated Pahati.

Based on witnesses, the driving force of a black Mercedes was stopped at a pink gentle behind one other automobile, then abruptly sped into oncoming site visitors and hit Rajah who was crossing the road, within the crosswalk.

The 48-year-old man was transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco Common Hospital the place his household discovered him after a day of not listening to from him.

“Proper now my son is preventing for his life. He is a really hard-working son, he is so form and is at all times serving to our household,” stated Pahati whereas her sister comforted her.

Rajah Olaguer has a number of accidents to his mind; a crushed femur, 5 damaged ribs and is unconscious however secure in accordance with his household.

“His primary capabilities are nonetheless there. However the actions that might point out that his mind is absolutely functioning within the wake mode– there is no such thing as a perspectival exercise they may see,” stated Cynthia Olaguer, Pahati’s aunt.

The pedestrian security group Stroll SF, confirmed 16th road is a part of San Francisco’s excessive harm community. Olaguer’s household is asking for the town to make some modifications.

“That exact space which they’ve already recognized as a extremely hazard zone. No less than for the town to make some changes within the site visitors rules in that place,” stated Cynthia.

Surveillance video of the incident was given to police in accordance with neighbors, however what his mom needs is for the suspect to show themselves in.

“I wish to ask the general public that any witnesses that would share to the police to please come up and inform us who’s answerable for this horrible incident,” stated Pahati.

We spoke to an SFPD Public Data Officer who confirmed they’re investigating this case however didn’t reveal any particulars in regards to the hit-and-run.

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