Family of grandmother hit by car wants driver to turn themselves in

- The family of a Brookhaven grandmother who was left for dead in the middle of the road wants the driver to turn himself in. 

Fifty-nine-year-old Deborah Gee is in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital. She underwent her third major surgery today in just five days.

Gee's daughters tell FOX 5 that witnesses saved her life Wednesday night after she was hit on Clairmont Road near Century Place. 

"His immediate reaction was to stop and help and if he hadn't done that she would have bled out or been hit by another car," daughter Michaelyn Jones told FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor.

"It's inhumane ... I just don't, I don't know the exact situation, but it doesn't matter. If you hit a human being you stop," a tearful Jones said.

Both of Gee's daughters say the 59-year-old is a loving person who has a huge heart. She was walking to the grocery store when she was struck. 

She is now in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital with two broken femurs, an extremely large laceration to her left leg, and other injuries. 

Daughter Chastity Shanahan believes the grandmother of three would forgive the person behind the wheel.

"She's really the most giving person and I was thinking yesterday about what she would say to the person who hit her, and it would probably be honestly, 'I forgive you,'" Shanahan said. 

Brookhaven Police say the hit and run driver was behind the wheel of a tan or beige late-modeled SUV. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Brookhaven Police

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