Mother left to die in ditch has message for hit-and-run driver


by Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

HOUSTON -- A mother of six, who was hit by a car and left to die in a ditch, has an emotional message for the hit-and-run driver who mowed her down.

Deronsula Brue was walking to her sister’s house on Friday between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Brue didn’t see the car coming from behind in the 4300 block of Ward Street.

She recalls hurting all over when she woke up in the ditch.

“You hit me and left me there to die,” said Deronsula Brue. “Had the witness not seen me, I probably would’ve died because I was knocked up completely.”

The driver reportedly drove several hundred feet with Brue on the hood before stepping on the brakes.

Brue believes the neighbor who heard the impact likely saved her life.

“We heard a big boom, and her shoe flew. My daughter said, there’s a woman in the ditch,” explained neighbor Yevette Bullard. “It’s a blessing to see her here that she’s alive because that car hit her mighty hard.”

Yevette Bullard saw a white Chevy Impala driving off but didn’t catch the license plate number.

Brue’s loved ones want the driver to know how much the entire family is hurting.

“Somebody seen something and the streets talk. Somebody is going to get him,” said daughter Brittany Brue. “God’s going to come back with thunder.”

Brue spent a night at Ben Taub Hospital, suffering from a broken shoulder, fractured wrist and internal bleeding.

She has bumps and bruises all over but says the emotional pain is even worse.

“I wouldn’t do that to my worst enemy,” cried Brue. “How dare you. I know you know I was on your hood. You didn’t have no kind of sympathy. If you did, you wouldn’t have drove off and left me there to die.”

If you have any information about the crime call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS or HPD’s hit-and-run unit at (713) 247-4065.