UPDATE: Woman and child hospitalized after hit-and-run, police still seeking driver
The suspect has not yet been located, but police say surveillance video of the incident led officers to a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer a few blocks away.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman and a child have been hospitalized after being hit by a car near the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville Wednesday afternoon.
The suspect has not yet been located, but police say surveillance video of the incident led officers to a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer a few blocks away. The owner of the SUV told police who was driving it when the pedestrians were hit, according to a release.
"We just pulled up for lunch," one witness said. "Take some stuff off the truck. Seen this lady and four or five kids cross the street and I heard a truck or something coming down the road."
It happened at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, near the corner of Pearl Street and Market Street. Witnesses say the car that hit them never stopped.
"I seen the little girl that got hit," said one witness. "She flew up in the air about 20 feet, and I just immediately ran over there...told my buddy to call 911, and I was over there holding her."
The 13-year-old was taken to Kosair Children’s hospital and is in stable condition, while the woman was taken to University Hospital and is stable after surgery, according to police.
"I sat there and held onto her for five minutes or more until they showed up and gave my police report to three different officers," the witness said.
Police say they will seek a felony warrant for the driver.
"He never stopped," the witness said. "He veered over towards them. The front part of his vehicle pinned her up against the pole when he hit it."
Police also expressed gratitude for the bystanders who provided assistance for the victims until first responders could arrive.
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