Hit and run victim thinks it was no accident

By Fred Childers – bio|email

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – "Can ya'll just speak up and come tell them whoever did it," pleads Latasha Burks, one of several cousins who arrived at LSU Hospital when 29 year old Andrew Burks  was seriously injured by a hit and run driver.

They want to know who did it.

According to Bossier City Police Burks was hit at the intersection of Rome Street and Barksdale Boulevard around 11:30 Wednesday night.

"He got head trauma, he has a broken bone over his eye, and something is wrong with his neck, and he has staples in his head," said Pamela Burks.

They tell KSLA News 12 that Burks is alert and talking, and what he's saying is shocking. Burks told them he doesn't know who did it, but whoever it was, they did it on purpose.

"He said somebody sped up, come right behind him, and sped up and hit him," said Pamela.

Another cousin, Kelly Woodford says it was dark out, so she didn't see the driver, but she backs up what her cousin says.

"They came out of nowhere, sped up and hit him intentionally, I don't know who it was, I don't know why they did it," said Woodford.

Bossier City investigators found Burks lying unconscious on the street, along with parts of the suspect vehicle that points to a black ford f-150 pick up truck, or a Ford Expedition.

If you have any information about this case Bossier City Police urge you to call Crimestoppers at 318-424-4100.

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