Wife of veteran who was run over speaks - Tucson News Now

Wife of veteran who was run over speaks

Steven Richardson was still hospitalized Sunday after being run over on Thursday (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Steven Richardson was still hospitalized Sunday after being run over on Thursday (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Steven's wife Samantha and his friend Jeremy Cullen speak about his condition Sunday (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Steven's wife Samantha and his friend Jeremy Cullen speak about his condition Sunday (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The wife of the veteran who was the victim of a hit-and-run in Chandler after intervening in a domestic violence incident spoke about his progress Sunday.

Steven Richardson stepped in when he saw a man dragging a woman across a parking lot of a Fry’s Food store at 985 E. Riggs Rd. Thursday night.

[READ MORE: Chandler PD seeks more witnesses to Valley vet run over]

As the man was trying to escape with the woman out of the parking lot, he hit Richardson at full speed.

"As soon as they figured out he wasn't moving, they gassed it," Jeromy Cullen, a friend of Richardson's said. "It wasn't an 'oops, I didn't see you.'"

Richardson suffered severe injuries but was more alert Sunday.

"He's seeing progress but we're waiting to see which direction he goes, whether he gets worse or better," Samantha Richardson, Steven's wife, said.

Police said they found the white Honda SUV but not the driver. They only have a vague description of the suspect. 

"I hope he gets what he deserves," Samantha said. "I hope he goes away and feels remorse for what he did to my husband."

Anyone who was in the Fry's Food & Drug shopping mall  Thursday night at around 5:45 p.m., and witnessed any portion of what happened, is asked to call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.

It’s important to  reference police report #2016-039777.

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