Police search for hit-and-run driver that injured 2 teens in Holmesburg

- Two teens are recovering after one says a car slammed right into them. Now, police are searching for a hit-and-run driver. 

"I just remember being in the air. That is all I really remember and that I was scared for my life."

14-year-old Leann Page was walking home from the Dunkin' Donuts with her brother and two friends just after 5 p.m. Saturday night when her life flashed before her. The 9th grader says a car veered into them on Frankford Avenue by the dining car restaurant in Philadelphia's Holmesburg neighborhood.

Leann went flying into the air, smashing into the car's windshield, before rolling off and hitting the ground. Her 16-year-old friend was also hit. She says the driver stopped only briefly.

"Even the cars behind him even didn't even offer to help us," she said.

Leann says the driver asked if they were OK and then quickly took off. She hobbled home, scared, shaken and sore.

The family called 9-1-1 and the 14-year-old was rushed to Aria-Torresdale Hospital by ambulance with head and back injuries

Leann's friend hurt his arm and leg. Her mom wants the driver caught.

"I just want to know who did and why they would just leave a kid like that," her mom, Christina Page, asked. "Why would you hit a kid and just take off?"

Leann's 12-year-old brother Jason was with her and is also upset. He doesn't want something like this to happen to anyone else.

"I got worried at first, but now I'm just mad that they can't find him or anything and he's not in jail right now," he said. 

The teens say the car was gray in color, possibly a 2002-2005 Ford, and it would have a smashed windshield and a busted right headlight. If you know anything, please call police.

 

 

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