Bayou La Batre Police looking for vehicle potentially involved in hit-and-run

Sokfeng Cheang is still in the hospital. Recovering from a broken shoulder, hip and thigh bone
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 8:46 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 8:47 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WALA) - Bayou La Batre Police say they are looking for this white vehicle they believe may be connected to the hit and run they say happened earlier this month on Padgett Switch Road. The accident seriously injured Sokfeng Cheang who was walking to her job and still remains hospitalized.

The Bayou La Batre Police Department CID is asking for the public's assistance in identifying...
The Bayou La Batre Police Department CID is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in a hit and run of a pedestrian during the early morning ours of Wednesday 11/9/2022(Bayou La Batre Police Department)

If you recognize this vehicle please call the Bayou La Batre Police. 251-824-2757

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WALA) - Sokfeng Cheang is still in the hospital. Recovering from a broken shoulder, hip and thigh bone.

This all started last week on Padgett Switch Road last near Mosteller Medical where Cheang was hit while walking to work. The driver kept going. It’s now a hit-and-run investigation.

“She’s gone through a couple of surgeries. She’s going to be in the hospital for a while recovering. And then they anticipate that they’re going to move her to a rehab facility,” her friend Stacy Shipman said.

Friends say Cheang used that route every day on her way to work at Waterfront Seafood. And as the word got around this close community, everyone was shocked.

“We really just want to do what we can to help her out. She doesn’t have a lot of family in the area. Really none that I know of. Just the community to support her,” Shipman said.

And the community is doing its part. A GoFundMe page is now active for medical bills and other expenses for her very long recovery ahead.

“It’s been a blessing. It’s been amazing to see the community rallying behind her trying to get her some help, to see that she is taken care of,” Shipman said.

“We need justice for her. It’s not fair. She was just going to work, trying to make a living,” Ran Beng said.

You can donate to that page by clicking this link. And if you have any information on what happened, call Bayou La Batre police.

---

Download the FOX10 Weather App. Get life-saving severe weather warnings and alerts for your location no matter where you are. Available free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.