Nov. 6, 2007 — Police issued an all points bulletin and asked for the community's assistance in locating a vehicle allegedly involved in the hit and run of two female minors Monday.
St. Croix Police Chief Thomas Hannah said Tuesday the two 17-year-old sisters were walking along Bonne Esperance Road near Estate Strawberry when a cream- or gold-colored pickup truck struck the minors and left the scene without stopping.
The pair were going to Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital to get a sonogram when they were knocked to the ground by the vehicle.
Although one sister sustained bruises and a bleeding head wound she got up and stopped a passing car.
Several drivers eventually stopped to help, and the girls were transported to the hospital for medical attention. Both sustained bruises and lacerations and one was released later in the day. The pregnant sister remained in the hospital under observation at press time.
Hannah said the investigation is ongoing.
One of the teenagers involved in the accident contacted The Source Tuesday, pleading for the community to help find the vehicles' owner. Their guardian requested that the two remain anonymous.
"It was an old truck, cream-colored," one of the girls said, describing the vehicle that struck her and her pregnant sister. "It had old boards as railings in the back. I think a man was driving. I think he lives in the Baron Spot area — I've seen that truck before."
The girl described what happened.
"We were walking on the side of the road, and I looked back and saw the truck," she said. "I don't remember looking forward again, 'cause the next thing I knew I was on the ground." She said she was walking on the inside while her sister, who is seven months pregnant, was walking on the outside.
Hannah is asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has knowledge of the vehicle to call 911 or the Investigation Bureau at 778-2244, extension 4710 or 4712.
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