GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) –
Sandi Williams was wearing a high-visibility vest as she worked with a landscaping crew at an I-64 rest stop last week, but somehow, a driver didn’t see her, slamming into her and racing away.
It left Sandi struggling to recover and struggling to see days after the hit-and-run.
“This has just been a traumatic experience,” she said. “It isn’t something I want to have to live through again.”
Sandi is left with dizziness, blurred vision, and headaches. That is all coupled with her losing her glasses, which were destroyed in the hit-and-run.
Days later, Williams was taken to Virginia Eye Institute, but it wasn’t a typical exam. It was a surprise trip set up for Sandi.
The Virginia Eye Institute reached out to 12 On Your Side after seeing Sandi’s story of survival, offering to provide Sandi with free frames and lenses.
“It was tragic to see Mrs. Williams and what happened to her,” Mark Johnson with Virginia Eye Institute said.
After days of pain, Sandi had a moment to smile.
“I knew Channel 12 did a lot for people, but I never expected it to go this far. I’m grateful it has,” Sandi said.
“I’m so thankful,” Sandi and her husband Glenn continued. “It shows you people still care. And, to me, that’s very gratifying.”
The family still needs your help in finding the driver responsible for the hit-and-run.
All Sandi saw before she was knocked down was a black SUV. The incident happened Tuesday, August 2, around 10:30 a.m. at the I-64 eastbound rest stop in Goochland.
If you have information, call Virginia State Police at (804) 674-2000.
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