Family pleads for answers after teen struck by car in Southwest Philly

- A 19-year-old who was home from college for winter break was seriously injured when a driver hit her and took off in Southwest Philadelphia. 

"He hit and left her in the road, basically for dead." Dwayne Fisher is heartbroken for his daughter Kyiara Henderson. The 19-year-old was hit by a car on December 23 around 1 a.m. as she and a group of girlfriends got out of their car to go into the Vanity Grand along the 6100 block of Passyunk Avenue.

Kyiara was critically injured–breaking both legs and fracturing her pelvis. She spent the last 12 days in the hospital. The teen is now looking at 6 weeks in a rehabilitation facility where she was transferred Tuesday night.

"She has two rods in her legs, plate in other leg, pins and rods in her pelvis bone. She's gotta learn how to walk again," her father said.

Kyiara's dad says she was excelling as a freshman at East Stroudsburg University and won't be able to return any time soon.

This father of four is also feeling frustrated by the police response or what he says is a lack of one. Fisher believes he found a piece of the car that hit Kyiara and wonders if the driver was caught on surveillance.

"There's cameras all around. It shouldn't be that hard to pull some cameras. I know its been 12 days since the incident and they still haven't pulled a camera yet," he said.

Police say there was some confusion at the scene the night Kyiara was hit and that 12 District police worked hard to gather as much information as possible. Their Accident Investigation Division is actively trying to find the person responsible.


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