A haiti dancer who was injured in a hit-and-run accident on a highway in Mexico is now fighting for her life, the family of her boyfriend says.
Melissa Broussard, 26, was struck in the head by a vehicle in Mexico City on Sunday.
Her boyfriend, Ricardo Flores, told The Associated Press that she is in a coma, but his mother says she is fighting for a full recovery.
“She’s still fighting, and she is not going to let this be a joke,” said Brousard’s mother, Elisabeth Flores.
She says Flores was the one who hit her when they were driving on the highway.
Her body was badly bruised and swollen.
Flores told investigators that he had hit Brousuard because he was trying to get away from a group of drunk drivers.
“He was not thinking when he hit her,” Flores told police.
Flores is being held on $10 million bail and faces a felony charge of aggravated assault and kidnapping.
A day earlier, Flores was arrested after a man who called himself Jesus Christ appeared in court.
He told authorities he was the driver of the car that struck Brousand.
Flores was not charged with anything in connection with the accident.
The driver, Pedro Pérez Rivera, is also being held in custody on $5 million bail.
He has not been charged with any crime.
A spokesman for Mexico’s attorney general’s office said he could not comment on the Brousteards’ case because it was under investigation.