‘Turn yourself in:’ Family appeal for justice after man was seriously injured by hit-and-run driver

Boynton Beach, Florida – Family of a 70-year-old man who was hit by the hit and run driver Drivers were implored to come forward as they attended a vigil Monday night.

On Thursday, Bishop Bernard Wright’s family held a news conference to provide an update on his condition and ask the community for help in locating the driver.

“Our intent is to end this situation by finding out who hit him and his care,” Jannerral Wright said.

Wright’s daughter said the family was shocked and distressed by the incident.

“We’re hurting. We’re hurting because he’s a man who cares, he’s a man who gives, he’s a man who fights,” Jannerral Wright said. “I need the community he rallied for to support us and rally for him as hard as he rally for you.”

During the news conference, Boynton Beach Police also provided an update on their investigation.

“We’ve been working around the clock trying to get as many leads as possible to try and locate the vehicle and driver involved,” Sgt. Chris Munro said. “In this case, we are very grateful for the community’s help.”

Wright’s daughter had a message to the driver who hit her father.

“Accidents only become intentional when you know what happened and you don’t take corrective action to clean up the mess you created,” Jannerral Wright said. “Turn yourself in, step forward.”

Wright’s wife was also at the news conference but declined to speak.

Anyone with information about the crash or the whereabouts of anyone who was driving a new white Chevrolet Camaro with a damaged front end and missing passenger side mirror is asked to contact Sergeant Mastro at 561-742-6100.