Teen Calls Hit-and-Run Driver a ‘Coward’

A teen was hit by a car on Saturday at the intersection of High Rock Street and Marked Tree Road in Needham.
A teen was hit by a car on Saturday at the intersection of High Rock Street and Marked Tree Road in Needham.
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Police are looking for a suspect in a hit-and-run that injured a Needham teenager days before her prom, according to media reports.

Kailey Wasserman, 17, called the person who hit her a “coward.” She was crossing the street during a Saturday afternoon run in Needham when the car slammed into her and then sped away.

She shared her frustrations with WCVB:

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"By the time I got back onto my feet, they were already gone. They sped off very fast. Left me bleeding on the side of the road and didn't stop to see if I was OK. I have prom on Friday. I got my teeth knocked out."

According to NECN.com, the incident happened Saturday afternoon at the intersection of High Rock Street and Marked Tree Road in Needham.

Police are looking for a white, newer model Toyota Camry with Rhode Island license plates.

“They didn’t stop,” Wasserman told WCVB. “They went right through the stop sign, came right up to me and seemingly sped up into me. They hit me at an angle.”

According to the Boston Globe, Wasserman rolled over the hood of the oncoming car. She was taken to Tufts Medical Center with two missing teeth, two chipped teeth, and abrasions all over her body.

Kailey Wasserman’s father told WBZ that the family is angry.

“They were either drunk or texting or doing whatever they were doing,” Kenneth Wasserman said. “But face up, pull over. They took off, and they could have killed her.”

Kailey Wasserman was thankful she wasn’t hurt more badly, but had a harsh message for the car driver.

“Don’t be a coward,” she told WCVB.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Needham police at 781-444-1212.