Known for her upbeat and energetic personality, Desiree Culver worked for years as a waitress in many local restaurants.
The day after Thanksgiving, while wearing her bright pink jacket, the 33-year-old went for a walk during a break from her job at Starbucks in Dumont.
She remembers seeing a car coming toward her, so she stepped aside to make sure she was out of the way. But it hit her and kept going. With severe injuries, she was unconscious for hours on the side of the road before she was found.
Culver regained consciousness in the hospital.