Surveillance video captures a horrific hit and run in Cobbs Creek. You can see the headlights of the car as the driver travels south on 62nd Street. In the upper right corner of the video you see a person with an umbrella walking to cross 62nd at Webster Street. The driver hits the person and keeps going.
"The person got family right there, someone's mother, someone's daughter, sister. They could have a family," said Don Albert who is concerned for the victim who police say is a 55-year old woman. They say she was leaving a family member's house to go to work around 5 o'clock in the morning on Tuesday of last week which was April 25th. Police just released the surveillance video today.
"The person who did it though they know what they did. They need to turn themselves in," said Albert.
Cameras also captured a shot of the driver turning off of 62nd Street onto Christian Street after they kept going. Investigators say someone later found the woman. She has a fractured leg, dislocated shoulder and hemorrhage of the brain. She remains at Presbyterian Hospital.
"Only an animal can do something like that. You leave somebody laying in the street like that. You don't know how bad they're hurt and didn't stop or wait to see what was going on. You just kept on moving," said Jayan Watson whose house sits right at the intersection where it happened. She's lived there 12-15 years and says there have been lots of accidents at this location in the past including parked cars being hit. She says she's called the city pleading to make the intersection a four-way stop.
"They told me I had to get a petition signed. I know it's a really bad intersection right here so I'm not surprised that happened," said Watson.
Investigators say the car may be similar to a 1994 Acura. They're not saying it is an Acura, just that the body of the car is similar to one.
If you have any information about this crime or these suspect, please contact: Accident Investigation District: 215-686-3013/3014 DC 17-18-029097.