Woman speaks after hit-and-run crash in SLC

Posted at 12:40 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 18:54:24-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who was commuting to work Wednesday morning was the victim of a hit-and-run crash in Salt Lake City.

Shelia Litster said she was driving on northbound 700 E and she was about to make a left turn onto the westbound I-80 onramp when she saw a small, white passenger car speeding toward her.

"Out of the blue, this car, really fast, just came and hit me and I was airborne, I know that, But I just grabbed my steering wheel and just hung on tight to it and, I was in the middle of a prayer, so by the grace of God, I got out of the car with help and I am walking away from it," Litster told FOX 13.

Litster's SUV was overturned, but passersby helped her out of the vehicle and stayed with her until paramedics arrived. The driver responsible for causing the wreck fled the scene on foot, running south on 700 E. The man, who hasn't been identified, was wearing a dark shirt and jeans. Utah Highway Patrol troopers have the registration information from the vehicle, and they'll be checking with the owner for more details.

Anyone with information that could help UHP identify the other driver is asked to call them. The UHP dispatch number for Salt Lake County is 801-887-3800.