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Police seek public’s help in Puyallup hit-and-run accident; photo released of person who may have information

PUYALLUP — Police on Friday were seeking the driver of an SUV that hit a 16-year-old girl crossing a road Thursday night and then sped off without stopping.

The family of the victim, Chloe Williams, said she underwent surgery Friday night at Tacoma General Hospital, but that they expect her to make a full recovery. She was in satisfactory condition Friday afternoon, but was listed in serious condition Friday night, as most patients are, after surgery .

Puyallup police said a surveillance video taken just before the hit-and-run accident shows a white, full-size SUV. A teenage girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash in Puyallup Thursday night, police said.

“This is a case where we need the public’s help,” said Puyallup police Capt. Scott Engle. “We have no witnesses to the actual collision itself; we are relying on video evidence of the scene.”

The girl was crossing the road about 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of West Stewart Street when she was hit by a vehicle traveling east on West Stewart. Police said the girl was in a marked crosswalk when she was hit. The vehicle then took off.

Police said surveillance video from a grocery store the girl had been at showed the suspect vehicle to be a white, full-size SUV, and possibly a General Motors model. The vehicle may have damage to its front on the passenger side as well as a dent in the hood.

On Sat., March 16, police said a man contacted the Golden Rule Grocery Store and asked about the store’s video surveillance system, and specifically about the camera’s ability to capture images of the roadway in front of the store. The man asked to view the video and if the system could record vehicle license plates.

Police want to know if anyone recognizes the car below and to call police if they do.



5 Comments to “Police seek public’s help in Puyallup hit-and-run accident; photo released of person who may have information”

    donald said:
    March 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    I hate it when there isn't much info on idiots that hit and run makes it harder to catch them wish a witness would step up with better description than that

    Mr Holmes said:
    March 15, 2013 at 2:26 AM

    Lets ban all full size suv's. Just kidding lol

    Donna said:
    March 16, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    They just need camera's that can catch the license plate numbers better when these things happen.

    Eileen Brunetti said:
    March 17, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Oh Yes, Big Brother needs to watch our every move!

    rscccfunk said:
    March 19, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    You are sickening.

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