Hit-and-run driver leaves 11-year-old lying on pavement

Posted at 2:57 PM, Aug 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-17 17:53:37-04

HOPEWELL, Va. (WTVR) -  An 11-year-old girl in Hopewell is on the mend after she was hit by a car Thursday night coming home from a playground.

CBS 6 News' senior reporter Wayne Covil, which first received a tip about the hit-and-run from a Facebook friend, tracked down the girl Friday morning. 

Destiny Winston told Covil that she always looks before crossing the always busy Courthouse Road. But Destiny crossed after a car stopped to let she and a group of friends coming back from the playground cross the street.

However, she said another car came up behind the first car -- and apparently not wanting to wait -- whipped around the stopped car and clipped the sixth grader, throwing her onto the pavement.

“He just hit me,” said Destiny, looking out to Courthouse Road where the accident happened. “It was impatient and sped around it.”

Destiny also said the driver did not stop or even slowing down.

Destiny’s mother took her to a nearby hospital. The teen suffered a concussion and a severely bruised arm and has to wear a sling.

“They did a CT Scan because she was knocked down, and at first she didn’t know where she was or who she was” said Angela Girvin, Destiny’s mother.

But the mother of five knows, her 11-year-old is lucky to be alive after being hit by a car.

“It’s 35, its right there, posted plain as day but they don’t do it,” said Girvin.

Police said they have few leads in this case, expect it was a dark-colored car.

Anyone with information about the hit and run is asked to call Hopewell Crime Solvers at 541-2202.