COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Only WINK News talked with the mother of a 22-year-old woman deputies say was hit by a driver on purpose. The woman's mother witnessed the event and says the crash was so severe, it broke her daughter's pelvis.
Leslie McGill says her daughter, Ravin Stephenson, was trying to break up a fight between her sister and 19-year-old Christina Souriac outside of their home on Floridan Avenue on Friday when Souriac turned against her. Deputies arrested Souriac after she allegedly dragged Stephenson down the street with her car, turned around and tried hit her again.
"Her boyfriend and my neighbor picked her up and moved her out of the street," said McGill. "They had to move her three times to keep the car from hitting her."
Stephenson was transported by medical helicopter to Lee Memorial's trauma unit. McGill says she had a broken pelvis, a dislocated hip, and burns from the car's tires. Doctors operated on Stephenson. She's now home, but will be in be in bed for six weeks. McGill says she's still in shock by what happened, but is thankful her daughter will be able to walk again.
"It was so scary," said McGill. "When I close my eyes all I see is the lights."
Souriac is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is still in jail.