Last week, we reported a pedestrian hit-and-run accident involving a 15-year-old girl who had been struck by a white SUV. The victim underwent surgery this past weekend and is in recovery. It is now believed that a man in Puyallup may have more information on the case. Two days after the accident occurred, he showed up at the grocery store that the girl had been leaving when she was hit. He inquired about their surveillance cameras, asking if they reached the road out front and if he could see the tapes from the Thursday night the hit-and-run occurred. Detectives are now searching for the man, as he could have vital information linked to the case.
If you witness a car accident, it is important to keep a few things in mind:
• If you are the first person to be on the scene, pull your car over and away from the crash/incident and turn on your emergency flashers.
• Check for injured people, and avoid touching anyone.
• Call 911 and prepare yourself to provide information such as location and state of anyone injured.
• Do not move anyone who is injured if they are not in a completely life-threatening situation (their car is on fire, etc.)
• Take pictures of the accident. These can be used to help law enforcement.