Valley veteran fights for his life after being hit by a car

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Ramon Ruelas was the victim of a hit-and-run crash in the west Valley earlier this month. (Source: Ruelas family) Ramon Ruelas was the victim of a hit-and-run crash in the west Valley earlier this month. (Source: Ruelas family)
Ramon with his family. (Source: Ruelas family) Ramon with his family. (Source: Ruelas family)
Ramon is fighting for his life. (Source: Ruelas family) Ramon is fighting for his life. (Source: Ruelas family)
Ramon has multiple injuries after being hit by a car. (Source: Ruelas family) Ramon has multiple injuries after being hit by a car. (Source: Ruelas family)
"We might not end up having my husband," said Allison-Ruelas. (Source: Ruelas family) "We might not end up having my husband," said Allison-Ruelas. (Source: Ruelas family)
MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

"It's very impacting on all of us," said Leah Ruelas.

Ruelas fights back tears as she thinks of her father Ramon and what happened to him. The 58-year-old disabled veteran was walking in a crosswalk near 67th and Glendale avenues on Monday, Nov. 7 when he was hit by a car.

"He was beaten up pretty bad, pretty much from head to toe," said Ruelas.

Ramon is in the hospital with a skull fracture, broken ribs, arms and legs and is on a ventilator. His wife hasn't left his side.

"Just being there, watching him, holding his hand or stroking his head. It does, it hurts," said Sheri Allison-Ruelas.

"Now my dad is in a world of pain and I can't do anything," said Ruelas.

The family is in disbelief that someone could do this.

"That some person can just hit my dad and go away," said Ruelas.

Ramon is in extremely critical condition.

"We might not end up having my husband," said Allison-Ruelas.

His family wants justice.

"Hoping someone will feel guilty and yeah, come forward" said Allison-Ruelas.

Police are looking for a 1998 Toyota Corolla, gold in color. The family says the license plate starts with the letter B.

If anyone has any information you are asked to call the Glendale police.

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