BELTON, Mo. — The investigation and search for a hit-and- run driver continued on Monday, as the two 19-year-old victims are trying to recover from serious injuries.
Police said two victims, a male and a female, reported they looked both ways, crossed the street in the crosswalk and were struck by a vehicle near Cedar Street and Main Street in Belton around 7:30 p.m., Sunday.
“Boom and I got hit by a car,” said the female victim, Sierra Kreisel, 19.
Kreisel says the impact tossed her about 15 feet. She says she’s sore, bruised, and has an injured left foot.
The male victim of the hit-and run, whom FOX 4 was not naming as of Monday evening, has severe head and neck trauma and is in intensive care. Kreisel says he is also 19-years old. She says the two of them were walking from the park to a friend’s house, as they do every day.
“I was looking over at him,….. and it was like, ‘There is no way I am going to make it over to him,’ so I was trying to talk to him but he was unconscious so he couldn’t talk back,” said Kreisel.
She says the driver of the SUV slowed down but then took off.
“It’s sad that somebody would do that, especially when we needed help,” Kreisel said. “They were being stupid and selfish and was only thinking about what would happen to them and not what would happen to us.”
Kreisel is struggling with guilt that her friend is in such serious condition. It was she who suggested they take a different way than their usual route.
“That’s my friend, I was leading the way, like, ‘Hey let’s go this way.,’ I never expected anything like that to happen,” she said.
For her friend’s sake, she wants the driver found and arrested.
“Can’t just do that to somebody and walk away clean,” she said.
Police are looking for an older model white Ford Explorer with front end damage.
Call Belton Police if you have any information: (816) 331-5522.