ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police in Ross Township have released some new details following a hit and run accident along Babcock Boulevard last Friday that left a woman seriously injured. Authorities were back at the scene of the accident today as the search for the driver continues.
Investigators say they are now looking for a white Kia Optima, year 2000 to 2006, with front end damage.
According to investigators, a corner section of the left front bumper was broken off and it may have just one working headlight.
Officials say the victim, a 72-year-old woman, was crossing Babcock Boulevard on Friday night around 10:30 p.m. after attending a private party at Sieb’s Pub and was struck in the middle of the road.
“When I got there, she was all pretty much wrapped up and we were trying to direct traffic and keep things away from her and she never lost consciousness, but apparently her leg was in pretty bad shape,” said Ken Seibert, the business owner.
Witnesses say the driver stopped, but only briefly, before driving away.
“I don’t know if the guy didn’t see, but he actually knew he hit something because he slowed down, or a woman, or whatever it was,” said Judy Siebert, the pub owner. “Don’t know if they were drinking or not; I don’t care. How can you live with yourself if you do something like that to a person?”
Police say it could have been just an accident and the driver not at fault, but they won’t know until they talk to the driver.
The 72-year-old woman suffered a broken leg and had to get more than 40 stitches, but her injuries were not life-threatening.
Anyone who believes they may have seen a white Kia Optima with front end damage is being asked to contact Ross Township Police.