Corpus Christi teen hurt in hit-and-run forgives driver

Corpus Christi teen forgives driver who hit him and fled

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KXAN) — A video showing a Corpus Christi teen’s ability to forgive has gone viral.

The 17-year-old was hit by a car that sped off. He broke his spine, cracked his skull, and was in a coma for weeks after the crash in 2013.

Despite his severe injuries, the teen forgave the man who hit him and fled. Christian Carillo hugged Eric Acevedo and told him he forgave him for hitting him and driving away.

Acevedo was sentenced to five years in prison and has to pay a $10,000 fine. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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