Family of Hit-and-Run Victim Pleads for Help

Mesquite mother pulled over on LBJ Freeway with car trouble

A 21-year-old Mesquite mother who was having car trouble was hit by a car and left dead on LBJ Freeway on Tuesday.

Kassyli Williams pulled over on Highway 635 near Marsh Lane, at about 9 p.m. on Tuesday, but her bigger problems started when she stepped out of her car.

She was talking on her cell phone to her mother to tell her about the problems when the phone went silent.

"All of a sudden I heard the screeching tires, and it went dead silent." Rene Elder said.

Elder started screaming into the phone for her daughter, but didn't hear back.

"I could hear the men in the background coming to her aid and they were saying 'Call 911, call 911. I need someone to call 911.'"

Williams was taken to Parkland Hospital with a broken pelvis, neck and shoulder. She also has a lacerated liver.

Even with all the injuries, her mother says she is lucky to be alive.

"God was truly with her, truly with her," Elder said.

But she said she's angry the driver didn't stop to help or even slow down.

"You know you hit something or somebody. People stop for dogs, and you don't even stop for a human? I think that's selfish," Elder said.

A traffic camera overlooks the road, but Texas Department of Transportation officials said it doesn't record.

Anyone with any information on the hit-and-run should call Dallas police.

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