Family Makes Plea as Hit-and-Run Victim is Pulled Off Life Suppo - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Family Makes Plea as Hit-and-Run Victim is Pulled Off Life Support

Posted:

A Fresno father is still alive Tuesday night, after he was pulled off life support.

Tragically, doctors are not expecting Joseph “John” Ortega to make it through the night.

Ortega was hit by a car nearly a week ago, along McKinley Avenue, just east of First Street.

The driver who hit him, is still on the loose.

"They left us without a dad now," says Joseph Ortega.

He spoke with KMPH Fox 26 News outside of Community Regional Medical Center, where his father has been since Wednesday, June 18th.

"Everybody only has one father in their life. He left us three now, my little sisters and myself," he says.

Family members say Joseph “John” Ortega was walking to a store, when he was hit.

"His whole family is hurting because of that one person who didn't see him and left him there like he was nothing, but he means everything to us," says Joselina Ortega, his daughter.

Detectives believe the car that hit Ortega was a white, BMW 3- series.

It could be a 2001 to 2003 model.

The car would have extensive damage.

"The person, if they're watching this, just turn themselves in. they're making it worse on themselves now," says Joseph Ortega.

"Just have some kind of mercy on our family," says Johnessa Ortega, another one of the victim’s daughters.

If you have any information, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers, at 559-498-STOP (7867).

You can remain anonymous.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • How To Spot A Fake Debt Collector

    How To Spot A Fake Debt Collector

    If a debt collector comes calling, you should go researching. That's the new advice coming from Yahoo! Finance to avoid getting scammed.Even if you get swindled, you're still on the hook to a real debt collector! That's the law.One way to spot a fraud is to look at how old the debt is. If it's 10 to 15 years old, chances are there aren't grounds for a lawsuit.Mandi Woodruff of Yahoo! Finance recommends, “Another way you can tell if you're dealing with a fraud or not is to look at the name of ...More >>
    If a debt collector comes calling, you should go researching. That's the new advice coming from Yahoo! Finance to avoid getting scammed.Even if you get swindled, you're still on the hook to a real debt collector! That's the law.One way to spot a fraud is to look at how old the debt is. If it's 10 to 15 years old, chances are there aren't grounds for a lawsuit.Mandi Woodruff of Yahoo! Finance recommends, “Another way you can tell if you're dealing with a fraud or not is to look at the name of ...More >>
  • Peanut Allergies No More!

    Peanut Allergies No More!

    Good news for the three million Americans who are allergic to peanuts.Researchers at North Carolina A T's School of Agriculture developed a new technique to remove peanut allergens.They say shelled and skinless peanuts can be treated with an enzyme that breaks down certain proteins that can trigger food–related allergies.Researchers say the process does not change the peanut's shape or shelf life.For more info, click HERE for the USDA info.More >>
    Good news for the three million Americans who are allergic to peanuts.Researchers at North Carolina A T's School of Agriculture developed a new technique to remove peanut allergens.They say shelled and skinless peanuts can be treated with an enzyme that breaks down certain proteins that can trigger food–related allergies.Researchers say the process does not change the peanut's shape or shelf life.For more info, click HERE for the USDA info.More >>
  • Church in Northwest Fresno Vandalized

    Church in Northwest Fresno Vandalized

    Police are looking for the vandal that left the walls and front door of a northwest Fresno church spray painted. An administrator at St. Anthony of Padua church discovered the graffiti Saturday morning when arriving to work.One of the churches front doors and the walls around it had been spray painted with bizarre images and words.If you have any information that could help police identify the person who did this, call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.More >>
    Police are looking for the vandal that left the walls and front door of a northwest Fresno church spray painted. An administrator at St. Anthony of Padua church discovered the graffiti Saturday morning when arriving to work.One of the churches front doors and the walls around it had been spray painted with bizarre images and words.If you have any information that could help police identify the person who did this, call the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.