Friends and coworkers are pulling together to help a victim of a hit and run who is in the hospital, fighting for her life.
While the Bridge House Restaurant in Milford raises money for Amanda Keane, police are trying to track down the driver that hit her.
"She was a big asset to this restaurant, she means a lot to this community and the people that she serves daily,” Frank Basile, of the Bridge House Restaurant, said.
Keane, who is a waitress at the restaurant, was leaving work and was about to get in her car on Bridgeport Avenue when she was hit by a car on Sunday night.
Basile said it has been tough, describing the hard working employee as a breath of fresh air.
"Her personality, her laugh, her charm, her smile. There are days where everyone needs that kind of pick-me-up and she walks in and boom, there it is, the whole room lights up, she's definitely one of a kind,” Basile said.
Milford police said the impact of the crash launched her 10 feet, adding she’s now in a medically-induced coma.
Basile started a GoFundMe page, adding that they’ve been collecting money for her at the restaurant and are also planning a fundraiser at the restaurant.
"On our part that's all we can do, pray and raise money and she's a fighter so I'm sure she's going to pull through,” Basile said.
Now while family, friends, and co-workers pray for Keane’s recovery, Milford Police are hoping some surveillance video and a little help from the public will lead them to the driver who hit her.
"When you look at the video, it appears the driver was traveling at a pretty fast pace, just prior to the accident,” said Milford Police Officer Michael DeVito. "We're able to tell from parts that were left behind...the vehicle will have some right front corner fender, side corner panel damage to it."
The only description police have is that the car was a dark-colored sedan.
Keane’s coworkers are confident the person behind the wheel will be caught.
"It’s only a matter of time. You can't sit on that, nobody can dwell on that, one way or another it's going to come out there,” Basile said.
On Tuesday morning, a teenager was hit by a car in the same area of Bridgeport Avenue.
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