NBC10Philadelphia.com - Monique Braxton
As two cousins continue to recover from their injuries, police are searching for the Ford Fusion they believe struck the women in Voorhees and fled the scene.
Update: Police have made an arrest in the Voorhees hit-and-run. Click here for details.
Police continue to search for a driver who seriously injured two women in a hit-and-run in Voorhees Township, New Jersey.
It happened around 6:40 p.m. Saturday on Haddonfield-Berlin Road in Camden County. Police say 28-year-old Catherine Calalang and 20-year-old Laurene Jiminez, who are cousins, were struck by a vehicle while walking back to their home on North Sunset Street from an area Target store.
Police say Calalang managed to get home to call for help while Jimenez was unconscious. They were taken to Cooper Medical Center. Calalang is in stable condition with facial injuries and five of her teeth knocked out. Jiminez is in critical condition and suffered head injuries, broken ribs, and a punctured lung. Investigators say Jiminez was visiting the area from the Philippines.
Police believe the car that left the scene is a Maroon or Burgundy Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan. Investigators say they have a part of a mirror from the striking vehicle. Calalang also told police the striking vehicle had tinted windows.
"The front end and passenger side damage should be extensive," said Chief Louis Bordi of the Voorhees Township Police. "We're asking anyone that may have been traveling in the area at that time to come forward."
On Sunday, NBC10 spoke with Josh Llamas, Catherine's fiance.
"She's traumatized," said Llamas. "Every time she closes her eyes she sees the car."
Llamas also tells NBC10 their wedding is planned for February 4.
"We were getting our wedding done and all of a sudden this happened," said Llamas.
"Right now she's in a lot of pain," said Catherine's father, Rolando Calalang.
Stay with NBC10.com for updates on this developing story.
Family Photo: Catherine Calalang
Family Photo: Laurene Jiminez