TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. -- A town of Tonawanda man has admitted to his role in a hit-and-run on Grand Island that left a woman with severe injuries.

Edward Kuebler pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaving the scene of an incident, resulting in serious physical injury.

Investigators say back in June, Kuebler hit Dana Papaj with his truck while walking her dog on East River Road.

She was in a coma for more than a month, and a family attorney says she's left with permanent injuries.

"Dana's doing OK right now. She needs a cane to walk, and she's receiving extensive therapies. Her short-term memory and her long-term memory have obviously been negatively affected," said Catherine Aughey, attorney.

Kuebler faces one to three years in prison when he's sentenced on January 17.