Hopewell police are looking for someone who hit an 11-year-old girl crossing the street and reportedly drove away. It happened at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Granby Street in Hopewell, around 8:30 Thursday night.
Destiny Winston was walking home from the playground with a group of her friends when it happened.
Now, she has a mild concussion, a few scrapes, and a sprained, bruised and achy elbow.
"It's really warm here and it still spikes the pain," said Winston.
Her doctors say she'll heal without any long term problems, but her parents say it's still hard to think about what could have been.
"It could have been horrible but thank God it wasn't," her father, Aaron Belcher said.
"They said I could have died if I hadn't put my arm down," added Winston.
Destiny said she looked both directors for traffic and that one car decided to stop to let her cross the road. But then she said when she got to the middle the car behind the one that stopped got impatient, swerved around, and actually hit her in the middle of the road before she could cross the street.
"I stood up because I didn't know what happened," said Winston. "I went inside and I came back outside and the pain started hurting really bad. I just started crying in the middle of the street."
"Never even blinked, never even stopped," said Belcher.
It turns out, the driver's mirror hit Destiny's arm, knocking her to the ground hard. But, what's hardest for her is not knowing why whoever hit her didn't stop to help.
"You could have stopped for me instead of me getting hurt... I would have been safe and all this," said Winston.
"You need to come forward and say something," said Belcher. "An apology, hey I didn't know, you need to face it now."
The suspect was driving a black car. If you know anything, call crime solvers at 804-541-2202.
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