Hit-and-run victim upset Anderson police have suspended their investigation

Posted: 11:25 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-28 03:25:11Z

ANDERSON, Ind. -- The victim of a hit-and-run is upset that Anderson police are suspending their investigation. 

Cherri Nantroup was walking down North Broadway Street near Taco Bell on March 13 when a car hit her.

"I start screaming, 'Help, I've been hit by a car, somebody help me!' I start crying," said Nantroup.

She is legally blind so she didn't see the car coming from behind her or the car take off.

"I have no frontal vision, I'm frontally blind," said Nantroup.

She's been recovering for over a month in a treatment center and now requires a wheelchair to get around. 

With no witnesses, no surveillance footage and no evidence besides an unidentifiable part from the suspect's rear view mirror, Anderson police were forced to suspend the case.

"When a case has been worked to its natural conclusion, when it reaches that point, then we have no choice but to suspend it," said Major Joel Sandefur, Anderson Police Department.

"The day my daughter told me, I was angry, I was just so angry. It upset me so much I spent the morning just crying, I just cried. I couldn't believe that they were doing such a short investigation and they were going to just drop it," said Nantroup.

Police say it doesn't mean the case is closed, but suspended until new information is received.

"But at this point, that hasn't happened," said Major Sandefur.

Nantroup says she's afraid to return to the scene of the crime.

"I don't know who it was, they are out there still. What is going to stop them from coming back and hit me again or somebody else? That scares me more. Somebody else getting hit like I did and ending up in a hospital or God forbid, worse," said Nantroup.

If you know any information about the case, please contact the Anderson Police Department.

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