Family seeks suspect and answers after Lake Worth hit-and-run




Posted on February 12, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 13 at 12:22 PM

Lake Worth hit-and-run

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LAKE WORTH — Chris Journeay's grieving family is asking for help in finding whoever is responsible for a hit-and-run accident that left the their son critically injured.

"We need some closure to all this horrible situation," said Journeay's mother, Jo Oswalt. "Very tragic with no reason."

Journeay was riding his yellow Honda moped early Sunday morning, headed home from work about 3:30 a.m., when someone hit him from behind along Lake Worth Boulevard.

The 44-year-old was dragged about a block, according to police.

The driver fled, leaving the damaged bike and Journeay, critically injured, in the middle of the road.

"Chris is a very loving, good-hearted person, and we want him to come back to us whole and healthy," said his sister, Miranda Calder.

Police have little go on — no witnesses and no vehicle description. All they know is the car or truck would have front-end damage.

While Journeay's family prays for his recovery, they also hope that whoever is responsible will have a change of heart.

"Please do what is right and come forward," Calder said. "Just do what is right."

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Lake Worth police.

A fundraiser for Chris Journeay will be held Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Stagecoach Ballroom in Fort Worth with a live band, catered food, and an auction of donated items.