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Report: Hit-and-run victim near Lacey suffered a broken leg

An 18-year-old woman who was hit by a car near Lacey last month suffered a broken leg, according to KOMO news.

The woman, identified as Nyah Hart, said she saw the vehicle out of the corner of her eye, then wound up on the street.

“I don’t remember hitting the ground,” Hart told KOMO TV. “I just remember waking up and being on the ground. I think as soon as that car hit me, I blacked out.”

On Sept. 30, Hart was crossing the street in the crosswalk at Pacific Avenue Southeast at Steilacoom Road Southeast when a car struck her and fled the scene, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

“One thing that gets me the most is there was no hesitation (by the driver) at all,” Hart told KOMO. “It’s a lot of frustration because he or she had the opportunity to at least check to see if I was okay.”

Thurston County deputies are still looking for the vehicle and the person who was driving it. The car is described as:

▪ 4-door sedan, possibly an early 2000s Toyota Camry or Corolla.

▪ Brown metallic paint.

▪ Previous damage to the car on rear passenger side.

▪ Different hubcap on the rear passenger-side wheel.

▪ May have damage to the passenger-side of the car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tim English at tim.english@co.thurston.wa.us.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.
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