Appleton police released a new video Monday in hopes of catching the driver who struck a Lawrence University student in a crosswalk and drove away.
The Appleton Police Department says it released the video with the permission of the victim. In the video to the upper right (mobile users, please view using "Full Site"), the impact happens behind a tree on the left side.
Police say the 19-year-old student was in the crosswalk on the
500-block of East College Avenue at about ten o'clock Wednesday
night when she was hit.
"That student received some fairly
significant injuries, a broken leg, displaced hip and some cuts and
abrasions, and the driver of the vehicle that struck her then left the
area without stopping to check on that individual's welfare," said Sgt.
Dave Lund of the Appleton Police Department.
Police used downtown traffic cameras to track this car from the scene of the crime to a parking lot at a nearby business.
that surveillance video (above), it's possible to see the female driver. She
stops, gets outs, walks to the front of the car, and checks on the front
Lund said, "This was a significant crash where the operator of the vehicle should have known what had occurred there."
The hit and run occurred at a crosswalk that's a dividing point for the Lawrence University campus. It has been the scene of previous accidents, which is why the city recently added flashing lights and more signage.
Students say the changes have slowed drivers down, and this latest hit and run is somewhat of a shock on campus.
Abi Leveille, a Lawrence University senior said, "It's always sad to hear it happening to someone you know on campus. We know it's effecting a couple of our friends who are involved in activities with the person who was involved in this, so it kind of wakes you up a little bit."
Anyone who can match the driver to the car should contact police.
The Appleton Police Department released this video with permission from the victim in hopes of finding the hit-and-run driver. The collision is obscured by a tree in the upper left corner of the video.
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