Hit-skip victim's mother asks driver 'Turn yourself in'

3:56 PM, Sep 26, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- The mother of a 12-year-old girl severely injured in a hit-and-run accident on Denison is speaking out. She's asking the driver of that black SUV to turn him or herself into police. 

Ginger Adkins says her daughter, Kaitlyn, has been fighting for her life at MetroHealth Medical Center. The Brooklyn Middle School student is finally in stable condition after undergoing two surgeries and a blood transfusion. 

Her spleen was lacerated, her femur bone was broken, and she suffered two fractures to her pelvis, as well as other injuries. 

Kaitlyn suffered a head injury and does not remember the accident. Her mother says she had to tell Kaitlyn what had happened.

"I did have to tell her she was hit by a car and I wanted to hear it from me, not somebody else," Ginger said.

Police have released a surveillance video showing the SUV they believe hit Kaitlyn. Anyone with any information should call Cleveland Police.

A fund has been set up at Third Federal Bank under Kaitlyn H. Adkins to help the family pay for medical expenses.


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