Emily Bowman, 19, was reportedly hit by a pickup truck while walking in the grass along the road in Athens just after 3 a.m. Saturday.
Witnesses told police the truck left the road and hit her before driving off.
Officers found the truck soon after but could not find the driver.
Bowman’s uncle, Neal Bowman, said his niece had recently moved back to Georgia from Mississippi and was visiting her best friend, who attends the University of Georgia, when the accident happened.
“We should be getting a big status report,” Neal Bowman said Monday about her condition. “The neuro doctor is going to interpret her CAT scan.”
He said Bowman has been unconscious ever since the accident, and the doctors’ main concern at this point is that his niece still hasn’t responded to any request to move any body parts.
“She does involuntary twitching, which means her spine is OK,” he explained.
Neal Bowman said about 10 family members and friends have been in the waiting room at Athens Regional Hospital in Clarke County ever since the young woman was hit.
He also said police came earlier Monday and told Emily Bowman’s father, Dale Bowman, that they are getting closer to pressing charges against the driver of the truck.
“He apparently deleted his text and phone messages after the accident, but police said they should be able to recover those,” Neal Bowman said.
Emily Bowman is a Woodstock High School graduate who attended Kennesaw State University during her freshman year of college.