Sarah Givens has always dreamed of performing her first ice skating solo. The 10-year-old girl pushed herself for three years in order to reach her goal. But that dream was abruptly put on hold on Thursday in Fishtown. Sarah was walking on the 2400 block of Memphis Street when investigators say she was struck by a white SUV that fled the scene.
In a devastating coincidence, Sarah's 14-year-old sister, Kylee, was also struck by a vehicle just two days after Sarah's accident. Police say that vehicle also fled the scene.
Sarah suffered a broken leg and a facial injury in her incident.
"What would you say to the person who hit you and kept going?" asked NBC10's Daralene Jones.
"I would tell them that I'm really mad at them," Sarah said.
Sarah is dealing with her own injuries, but she's also worried about her sister, who is hospitalized in critical condition with a ruptured spleen and broken ribs.
Police say Kylee was walking on Cheltenham and Torresdale Avenue on Saturday around 8:30 p.m. when she was struck by a white 4-door vehicle with tint driven by a man. Investigators say the striking vehicle stopped a half a block away from the scene and then fled before police arrived.
"This guy got out of the car, looked at her, then got back in his car and left," said Jim Givens, the father of both girls. "I don't know which one is worse."
While police are still reviewing surveillance video that may help them find the driver who struck Kylee, law enforcement sources say detectives have leads that may point them to the driver of a white GMC SUV with white rims who they believe struck Sarah.
"He owes my daughter an apology," said Jim. "I need to see some type of remorse and then he needs to suffer the consequences of whatever follows.
If you have any information on either incident, please call Philadelphia Police.