Police in the Puyallup area are actively searching for the driver of an SUV that struck and seriously injured a teenage girl in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Puyallup Thursday evening.
According to her family the accident victim, identified as 16-year-old Chloe Williams, underwent a surgical procedure Friday evening at Tacoma General Hospital to treat the injuries she sustained in the accident. The family also said the girl is expected to make a full recovery from her injuries.
Puyallup police say a surveillance video taken nearby the scene of the accident shows a white, full-size SUV that they believe was responsible for the accident. Authorities are pleading with the public to contact the Puyallup Police Department at 253-77-3343 with any information that might lead them to the suspect.
“This is a case where we need the public’s help,” said Puyallup police Capt. Scott Engle. “We have no witnesses to the actual collision itself, we are relying on video evidence of the scene.”
According to police reports, the girl was walking in the 600 block of West Stewart Street and attempted to cross the road at about 7:30 p.m. The vehicle that struck the girl was traveling east on West Stewart Street and fled immediately after the pedestrian accident.
The vehicle involved may potentially have damage to the front of the body on the passenger’s side, which is where the girl was struck.