Driver at Large, Hit-Skip Victim Still Hospitalized

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CLEVELAND -- Police continue to search for a black SUV – one that may have been involved in a hit-skip accident that nearly killed a young girl last Friday.

Katie Adkins, 12, was severely injured when a driver hit her at the corner of West 31st and Denison in Cleveland. 

A neighbor with video surveillance covering his property caught what police believe might be the car involved.

Katie’s mom, Ginger Adkins, said she’s shocked by a driver who would be so careless to leave her daughter just lying in the road.

"They told me her head was bleeding, there was blood everywhere... I didn't want to lose my daughter," Ginger told Fox 8 News.

The emotions are still raw for this mother.  She knows how close she came to losing her 12-year-old girl.

Katie couldn't talk because her jaw is wired shut and she doesn't remember the accident.

She also had two breaks on her pelvis, two breaks to her jaw, a bruised spleen, her femur was cut in half and she was very badly bruised.

When the accident happened, Katie was just trying to cross the road to get to the playground. 

Ginger has a message to the driver who hurt her daughter.

"He has no heart.  He's heartless. Apparently, he has no children either because if he did he would think about what he did and go back and would have helped her," she said.

Katie is a 7th grader at Brooklyn Middle School.  She's in stable condition and she has a long road to recovery.

There is a fund set up to help with medical bills at Third Federal Bank under Katie Adkins.