Updated: 6:26 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 | Posted: 2:31 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Family of woman hit by car pleads for more witnesses to come forward

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Laura Ligus

GREENSBURG, Pa. —

The family of a woman who was hit by a car on New Year's Day in Greensburg is asking anyone with information to come forward.

Laura Ligus told Channel 11's Courtney Brennan that she doesn't remember much about the incident on Route 119 near Scooby's Pub.

Ligus said she was drinking with friends at the bar when she sneaked off to go to Sheetz. According to investigators, she fell while crossing Route 119 and was hit by a van.

"I can remember these bright lights. That's really all I can remember is the bright lights," Ligus said Tuesday.

Doctors told Ligus, who is still recovering from a shattered pelvis and shin, that she may never walk again. She also lost nine pints of blood and fractured her shoulder and ankle in the accident. Officials said she nearly died in the medical helicopter on the way to the hospital.

"The tendon was completely severed. It was open about this big," Ligus said of her injuries.

According to police, the van driver told detectives she thought Ligus was a garbage bag in the middle of the road. The incident was ruled an accident.

According to Ligus and her family, they think something else might have happened aside from her getting hit by the van.

"I just want somebody to tell me something, anything. That's all I want," Ligus said.

"I truly believe Laura was struck by another car because when she woke up from her coma, the first thing she said was, 'I was hit by two cars,'" Ligus' mother, Dawn Ligus, said.

Dawn Ligus said she hopes more witnesses come forward with more information on what she calls the darkest day of their lives.

Police are still investigating the crash, and their preliminary findings show that just one car hit Laura Ligus.

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