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The woman who lost her baby boy in a hit-and-run accident Thursday is improving at a Denver hospital.Laurie Gorham, 27, is now in fair condition, upgraded Sunday from serious following a hit-and-run accident as she walked in the crosswalk at East 29th Avenue and Central Park Boulevard in the Stapleton neighborhood around 5 p.m. Thursday.Saturday, her husband, Peter Sherlock, made a statement."We would like to thank everyone for all the love and support they have shown to Laurie in this difficult time," Sherlock said. "This has been a tragic situation and the events of the past few days are truly overwhelming."Fighting back tears, Sherlock even appealed to the still unidentified driver of the dark-colored SUV or pickup that slammed into his wife."We would like to pray for you as well. And hope that you can just turn yourself in and just prevent things like this from happening in the future. Thank you," Sherlock said.It's a neighborhood that is still in a state of disbelief.I almost cried actually when I heard the story. It was very heartbreaking. And then when you saw all the support, just the fact that people were so impacted by it it was very very heartbreaking, said Erica Halverson who was jogging with her dog Monday night near the hit and run sight.I try to avoid traffic entirely. Just because people arent super careful and I feel like they dont always stop. Some don't even attempt to stop at that intersection.A Denver police officer at the hospital told TheDenverChannel they are getting "a ton" of tips from the public, an indication of outrage that someone could hit a pregnant woman and drive away.The officer also said investigators had "strong leads" in the case.The intersection is getting another look from traffic engineers, said Denver Public Works spokeswoman Daylene Nix, but is not considered a high-accident intersection."We've had 15 accidents there in the past three years. That's not considered high," Nix said.When asked what would be considered a high number of accidents, Nix said she wasn't sure.The last pedestrian-related accident there, Nix said, was in 2009 and involved a bicyclist and a driver.The bicyclist was cited in that crash, Nix said.