Police Asking for Help in Appleton Hit and Run Investigation
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APPLETON, Wis.- The Appleton Police Department is releasing new video of a hit and run near Lawrence University. Now officers are hoping for your help to catch the runaway driver.
It's been almost a week since a 19-year-old woman was hit near campus and no one has come forward. Police are hoping for help from the public to identify the driver while the student still recovers in the hospital.
"If you're involved in a crash you need to stay there," said Sergeant David Lund with the Appleton Police Department.
That's something this driver didn't do. Based on traffic cam video, police tracked the car to a gas station. They believe the car is a silver Chevy Impala or Malibu, but now they need help finding the driver.
"We know that it was driven by a female and that female appears to be wearing medical type scrubs," said Lund.
The accident happened outside Lawrence University at the crosswalk on College Avenue, it's an area students say can be dangerous.
"Sometimes there have been moments where a car will get really close or be going really fast when you're walking by and you have to kind of stop and double check is that car going to actually stop," said Lawrence University student, Becca Shuman.
One professor is monitoring the crosswalk, saying students don't always stay within it. If they're not withing the lines, the lights don't go off to stop traffic.
Officers say the 19-year-old student who was hit was in the crosswalk and they hope the driver comes forward soon.