Student hit by hit and run driver

March 9, 2011 8:04:45 PM PST
A Wakefield High School student was injured in a hit and run accident Tuesday morning on Wakefield Pines Drive.

Dasia Cobb was walking to school when she was hit by a red car, which may have been a Toyota Camry.

Cobb said the driver of the car did not stop after hitting her in a crosswalk.

She said cannot believe most of the drivers who saw her just kept going.

“There (were) other cars behind that car that hit me, and it was a black truck next to that car, and nobody even helped,” Cobb said. “To think about it, it just tears me apart.”

The 18 year-old said she was hit just as she was walking in the crosswalk. She said the driver was an older woman who had a small brown dog inside the red vehicle.

“She hit me hard enough where I ended up on her windshield,” Cobb told Eyewitness News.

Dasia said she hopped out of the street to safety with sharp pain in her left leg. The driver took off, and Dasia said a few minutes later, a mother and her son were the only ones who stopped to help her.

The teenager was rushed to WakeMed, where she was treated and released. She said she will be staying home for a few days.

“My ligament is not torn, it’s just they’re bruised… and I can’t move my leg at all”

Dasia’s mother said it is heart-wrenching to think so many people may have seen what happened, but did not stop to see if her daughter was ok.

Both hope the driver will turn herself in to police.

Raleigh Police said they are searching for the driver, and asked if anyone saw what happened or if anyone has an information on the case, please give them a call.

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