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New surveillance video released in Lawncrest hit-and-run that left woman with severe brain, shoulder injuries

Police looking for hit-and-run driver who struck Lawncrest woman steps from home
Police looking for hit-and-run driver who struck Lawncrest woman steps from home 02:29

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A hit-and-run in Philadelphia's Lawncrest neighborhood has left a woman in critical condition. Police are hoping the surveillance video leads them to the driver.

Video from a neighboring business shows 31-year-old Brittney Cabon crossing the street when a dark-colored Corvette strikes her and the driver keeps going.

Surveillance video from closeby business shows hit-and-run in Lawncrest.  CBS3

The impact knocks her out of her sneaker, leaving a pack of pet training pads she was carrying all over the street. This happened on the 5700 block of Rising Sun Avenue, before midnight Monday.

Scene of a hit-and-run in Lawncrest that left a woman in critical condition. CBS3

Cabon's mother says she was only steps away from her home after going to the car to pick up pet training pads. She tells CBS3 Cabon suffered serious brain and shoulder injuries because of this crash.

Police are hoping the driver involved has compassion and comes forward. 

Cabon was found bleeding from the head and suffering from an obviously broken arm. She was rushed to Einstein Medical Center and placed in critical condition. 

The woman's mother tells Eyewitness News her daughter is expected to survive although she may need surgery at some point on her shoulder. She has a message for the driver. 

"He has no heart," Nayda Ortiz said. "To hit a child, a person, and just keep going like nothing happened is heartbreaking." 

Ortiz has some choice words for the driver who hit her daughter while she was trying to cross the street in Lawncrest and then didn't stop to see if she was OK.

"He didn't stop! He just kept on going. People were standing in the middle and everyone just stopped. They said, 'what's going on?' And they saw the guy took off but nobody knew who he was," Ortiz said.

"There's just constantly crazy drivers," Ortiz said about drivers in her neighborhood. "They don't stop, they just don't slow down. People don't understand there's people crossing, there's a lot of kids in this neighborhood and the neighborhoods on this side, but they don't care. They just drive like maniacs."

Police believe speed could have been a factor in this crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Accident Investigation Division.

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