Police investigating 2 hit and runs

April 26, 2008 8:34:32 PM PDT
Police are investigating a pair of hit and run accidents that have investigators asking for the public's help. One of the accidents was fatal, which happened on I-95 in Ewing Township, New Jersey. Almost 40-miles from there in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania a little girl was also the victim of a hit and run driver. The toddler is in guarded condition at Children's Hospital, suffering from a broken jaw and orbital among other injuries. Fortunately, she's going to be okay.

22-month-old Autumn Vang was walking across the street outside her home when police say a SUV plowed into her little body and then sped off at high rate of speed.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood tells us, "The little girl was trapped underneath the vehicle... she was dragged about 15 feet where she tumbled out of the rear of the vehicle."

Scott Schwartzman was inside his house when he heard a loud thud. He looked outside his window and saw Autumn, motionless, in the middle of the road.

"Initially she wasn't moving at all. Then Autumn started to cry, which was a good thing," says Schwartzman.

As relatives rushed to Autumn's aid, her father and a friend sped after the speeding motorist. Unfortunately they couldn't track down the driver. Now Police are pleading for the public's help.

Police believe they are looking for a dark colored Ford Excursion or Expedition. It may not have any front end damage because we are dealing with a 22-month-old.

New Jersey State Police are asking for help finding a white Chevy Suburban that hit a man on I-95 in Ewing Township, Mercer County Friday night.

A man walking along the southbound lanes was first hit by a white Chevy Suburban - the driver kept going. The victim was then hit by an unknown number of other vehicles that did stop.

Police say the victim was a 40-year-old Willingboro man.

Anyone with information about the vehicle, now with damage to the right side and missing a mirror, is asked to call police.


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