Teen hit-and-run victim asks driver to come forward
Published Friday, December 21, 2012 7:46PM PST
Last Updated Friday, December 21, 2012 8:25PM PST
A 13-year-old girl who was hurt in a hit-and-run last week in Langley is urging the driver to step up and take responsibility.
R.E. Mountain Secondary School student Taylor Post was helping her friend with her paper route on Dec. 13 when she was struck crossing 188th Street near 58th Avenue.
The impact knocked her to the ground, and doctors believe one of the driver’s tires may have run over her leg.
“I was like shaking and I was screaming and the only thing I kept screaming was, ‘Call my dad, call my dad!’” Post said.
“It was really scary. I didn’t fully click in to the fact that I’d just gotten hit by a car until I was off the street because of how fast it went by.”
The teenager’s hip also broke off the car’s side-view mirror, helping police identify the make and model of the suspect vehicle.
Authorities say they're looking for a black 2001-2005 Honda Civic with either two or four doors.
Post, who was bruised so badly that she was put on crutches, said it would mean a lot to her if the culprit surrendered to police.
“It makes me really mad because it’s like, I could have been really hurt and you didn’t care enough to stop,” she said.
Apart from the pain Post has endured, she said she’s missed every day of school since the accident and is worried about falling behind in her homework.
Her mother Carmen Mason fought back tears talking about the accident.
“[The driver] must have been distracted. It could have been texting, it could have been calling. Because she’s not a small girl, she’s almost 5-9,” Mason said. “There’s no way that you’re not going to see her.”
Anyone with information on the crash can contact the Langley RCMP detachment at 604-532-3200.
With a report from CTV British Columbia’s St. John Alexander