Naples Park woman, victim of hit-and-run, seeks justice after being left for dead

Published: September 9, 2019 4:40 PM EDT
Updated: September 9, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

A Naples Park woman is seeking justice after being the victim of a hit-and-run and left for dead.

Last month, WINK News told you about her husband, Tim Canter, who was searching high and low for a suspect.

Now, Susan Canter shares her question for the driver who left her lying in a ditch.

“Why’d you leave me,” she asks. “What if it happened to your family?”

Canter says she doesn’t remember the crash. “Just woke up there in Lee Memorial after five days,” she said.

Her whole life changed. A ruptured liver and spleen, broken ribs, a broken neck, back and leg. But she says, with God’s help, she believes she’ll walk again.

“He gave me a second chance. He gave me another life and I’m very thankful for that,” said Canter.

As for her husband, he won’t stop trying to find the driver who hit his wife as she walked to work in Naples Park.

But Canter says with no leads in the case, it’s the community that’s keeping her strong.

“Thank you so much,” she said. “All your prayers get me stronger and better every day.”

Florida Highway Patrol says despite Tim Canter’s and their troopers’ best efforts, so far they have no leads.

They’re looking for a vehicle with damage to its front end and a broken headlight cover.

If you have any information regarding this case, call FHP or CrimeStoppers. You can remain anonymous.