Hit and run victim still waiting for justice

BENSALEM, Pa. - December 16, 2009

The suffering comes not only from her injuries, but from the fact the person who hit her is still out there.

Kaylesha Knight, 25, has been living in her mother's basement, unable to get around since she was hit back on November 1st. She got off the 14 bus near Neshaminy Mall and was walking the 30 minute trek along Bristol Road to her job when she was hit.

"I saw the car coming and that's the last thing I remember. Then I woke up on the ground," Knight said.

The driver did not stop, leaving Kaylesha on the ground, calling for help.

"When I had given up and put my head down, that's when somebody walked up," she said.

According to police a passing couple spotted the battered and bleeding Kaylesha, stopped and called 911.

"I don't know how, but they came. Then I was rescued," said Knight.

Kaylesha's right leg and arm were fractured in two places. She suffered a concussion and lacerated liver. She spent four days in intensive care and three weeks in a rehabililtation center.

Police hope the pieces of the striking car found on the road will help lead to the person behind the wheel that night. It may have a white Ford.

"Somebody's seen this vehicle. It's missing the right rear-view mirror, it's white in color. It should have front end damage, including the front headlight and possibly the side turn signal," said Sgt. Andrew Aninsman of the Bensalem Police Department.

While she would like the driver who hit her to be caught, Kaylesha was more concerned with those who rescued her, saying she wants to find them and thank them personally.

In the end, Kylesha said she considered this incident to be a wake-up call, inspiring her to go back to school to become a teacher.

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