BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) — Police are searching for the driver who struck a 14-year-old girl as she was crossing a street in Brooklyn.
The accident left Xinyi Wang severely bruised.
“When I turned around, I saw a car just moving very fast, and I want to go away, but I can’t,” said Wang.
The blow was so severe that it pushed Wang into traffic on 9th Avenue near 47th street on March 27th in Borough Park.
“When I see the video I’m like ‘oh, oh!'” Wang adds.
Police are now looking the driver of a Black Dodge Challenger with Georgia plates, who took off after blowing a red light and slamming into Wang as she stood at the crosswalk. Initially, the suspect did get out to see if the teen was okay, and asked her if she wanted her to take her home.
“I say no because I didn’t know where she would try to take me to go,” Wang said.
The driver got back in her car as others called 911.
“She said she was parking her car on the other side, but she just runs away,” said Wang.
Wang is a 9th grader at High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies in Manhattan. That day, she hopped on the D train in Chinatown and got off at the Ft. Hamilton Parkway stop. She then walked the same route she does every day.
“My father says when you hit a person, you have to take responsibility. You can’t just run away,” she said.
Wang was taken to Maimonides Hospital with bruising to her torso and legs.
The driver is described as a white female, 35-40 years-old, medium-heavy set with brown hair. She was last seen driving a black Dodge Challenger with Georgia license plates.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.