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Family praying motorcycle crash victim wakes up from coma

By Shay Arthur
Published On: Apr 25 2014 08:14:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 25 2014 08:50:26 PM CDT
Haley Riggins

27-year-old Hayley Riggins

REDDING, Calif. -

The family of 27-year-old Hayley Riggins said they are praying for her to wake up from a coma.

Riggins is on life support.

The young mother was riding her Suzuki motorcycle when she collided with a Honda Accord, that had ran a red light, at the intersection of Buenaventura Boulevard and Placer Street around 1 p.m. Thursday.

The crash sent Riggins,who was wearing a helmet, to the hospital with major injuries.

A sergeant with the Redding Police Department said they are considering the crash a fatality because Riggins is on life support and brain-dead.

However, the family of Riggins said they still have faith she will wake up from her coma.

Her mother said she has brain injuries and is not brain-dead.

Redding Police identified the woman driving the Honda Accord as 53-year-old Virginia Anderson.

Police said she admitted to being under the influence of prescription medication, marijuana and methamphetamine.

She was booked into the Shasta County Jail for felony DUI causing injury.

On Friday around 4:20 p.m. jail officials said Anderson was no longer in their custody.

Riggins' mother said she is devastated at the damage done to her daughter by an alleged DUI driver.

Riggins is engaged and a mother to a 9-month-old baby girl.

"She's a fighter and she will wake up, she's gotta wake up." - Victim's mother

Her family said in her nine years of riding motorcycles this is the first time she has been in a crash.

The West Valley High graduate enjoys spending time outside, camping at the coast and riding quads.

Riggins, who is described by her mother as well loved and caring, is a vet tech.

Her mother said they are now hoping and praying she will wake up, "she's a fighter and she will wake up, she's gotta wake up."