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‘Running is my life’: Woman wonders if she’ll ever run the same again after being injured in hit-and-run

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio-- Season Kerman faces the possibility of more surgery after a hit-and-run accident in Green.

Her thoughts are if she will ever be able to walk easily again, and more importantly to her, if she’ll be able to run.

The marathon runner and mother-of-two was in training for a 50-mile race when her life changed.

“Running is my life. For four years, running has been my life. I don’t know how strong I’ll ever be to go back and run what I’ve been running," she said tearfully from her hospital bed at Akron General.

Kerman was running Saturday morning when she was hit by a car on State Route 619 near Mayfair Road in Green. Her foot was broken in three places and she suffered other injures as well.

She was running facing traffic so she could be seen and she can't understand how the driver of the car still hit her and just drove away. There was no way that the driver didn't know that he or she hit something on the road.

Authorities said the impact was so hard that one of the mirrors was knocked off, but right now, they're not saying exactly what type of vehicle they're trying to find.

“We're not giving out make and model of the vehicle because the mirror was aftermarket so we're not positive what the make and model of the vehicle was," said Bill Holland with the Summit County Sheriff's Office. “We don't want to give out information and have it be incorrect and point the public in the wrong direction."

For Kerman, the callousness of the driver angers and saddens her. She can't understand why they won't own up to what they did, and she also can't understand how they just left her on the side of the road.

“I don't know if he has kids, if he has a wife, but I want to think if he has a wife how he would have felt if they would have left the scene. My husband had to show up and my two kids had to show up to go to the scene, and now my two kids have to come in here and see me like this," she said.

If you have any information that can help identify the driver, you can call the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at 330-643-2181.

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