• Family wants justice after teen seriously injured in hit-and-run crash


    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Leesburg police and a Lake County family are looking for justice after a hit-and-run driver left a teenager seriously injured.

    Amanda Posey was thrown from her friend's pickup truck when another driver ran a stop sign and crashed into them in early June.

    "You wake up at night with nightmares of what happened," Posey said of the crash.

    The 17-year-old had just began her summer after finishing the school year when her mother got the call.

    "A police officer telling me my daughter's been airlifted because she's been in an automobile accident," said Posey's mother, Rhonda Walters.

    Posey was the passenger in her friend's truck when the other car slammed into them.

    "It was like a slow-motion dream. It didn't even feel real at first," Posey said.

    The pickup truck overturned and Posey was pinned underneath it, according to investigators. The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene without helping.

    The teen suffered serious injuries and currently cannot walk. Doctors said she has a long recovery ahead of her.

    "I'm supposed to have fun in my life. I'm not supposed to be sitting here not walking," Posey said.

    Police recovered the damaged hit-and-run car, but the owner told them someone stole it prior to the crash. Investigators said they don't have enough evidence to arrest anyone at this point.

    "Any little thing can help them find this person who did this to my child," Walters said.

    Detectives told Eyewitness News they have leads on a driver, but that witnesses are now being uncooperative. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Leesburg police.

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