FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Visalia Times-Delta reporter is recovering from major injuries after family members say she was hit by a suspected drunk driver.
Reporter Sheyanne Romero's father says she was supposed to meet a friend for dinner around 9.m. Saturday but was struck by a car near Oak Avenue and Court Street in Downtown Visalia.
Visalia police will only confirm a suspect is now in custody but they won't say how and where in the roadway she was hit. Romero's dad says she is a total workaholic and loves working as a public safety reporter.
"She is so determined when she has a story no matter what it is," Thomas Romero said. "Full throttle, that's why I have no doubt that she's going to bounce back."
Thomas says his daughter was initially in a medically-induced coma but was awake and responsive the following morning.
He says it's still unclear though how long she'll remain in the hospital.
Visalia reporter injured after being struck by suspected DUI driver