The 77-year-old woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Sept. 30 needs financial help, according to her friend and former neighbor.
Gloria Masafilo was hit by a car early on the morning of Sept. 30, while she was on her way to work, according to her friend of 25 years, Carol Moreno. She was crossing Rengstorff Avenue when she was hit by what investigators believe to be a silver, late-'90s model Honda Accord, police said. Although she is nearing 80, Masafilo works to help make ends meet, Moreno said.
During the accident, both of Masafilo's legs were broken and many of her teeth were knocked out or badly chipped, Moreno said. In her current state, she is unable to work, and according to Moreno, she is likely to begin having trouble with her monthly bills.
In an effort to help her friend, Moreno has started a fund for Masafilo at a local branch of Wells Fargo. Anybody can donate by going into a Wells Fargo branch and asking to donate to the Gloria Masafilo Fund, according to a representative with the bank.
Masafilo is in high spirits, even in the face of such a harrowing event, according to Moreno.
As for the driver of the car, police indicated that they have identified a suspect -- a 28-year-old Mountain View man -- but have not released any further information on that individual.