The hunt is on for a driver who fled the scene after running into a teen girl, her mother and their dog in West Pikeland Township Friday.
Annie Hillegas, 16, was walking her dog with her mother Friday shortly before 5 p.m. on the 1900 block of Art School Road. As they were walking a few yards off the road, a white pickup truck drove toward them. Hillegas’ mother yelled for them to get out of the way but it was too late. The truck struck the teen girl, running her over, as well as her mother and their dog. The driver then continued southbound on Art School Road into West Vincent Township.
A neighbor spotted the mother and daughter injured on the road and called 911. Hillegas suffered cracked ribs and broken bones in the crash. She was taken to the hospital where she is in critical condition. Her mother and dog suffered minor injuries.
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The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a white contractor-type pickup truck with a ladder in the back and red lettering on the side. Police have not released a detailed description of the driver, only saying he’s a white male.
As Hillegas continues to fight for her life while police search for the hit-and-run driver, the teen’s loved ones are hoping he’s brought to justice.
“I’d love to have 15 minutes alone with the driver,” said Gwen Hillegas, the teen’s grandmother. “Because I’ll tell you, I’m a tough old lady and he’d regret it.”
If you have any information on the hit-and-run, please call the West Pikeland Police Department at 610-827-5007.