WASHINGTON - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver whose car hit two women crossing a Northwest D.C. street and didn’t stop.
The incident, which was captured on camera, happened on Sept. 5 at about 7:20 p.m. The footage shows the vehicle turning onto the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue in the Tenleytown neighborhood, hitting the women – both first-year medical students at Georgetown University – before driving off.
The two victims had just left the library and were heading to get dinner.
“I remember her looking at me and saying, ‘Ray!’ and there is pure terror in her face. And the next thing I knew, I was being hit by a car,” said Rayva Khanna, one of the women struck by the car.
“It was just an overall terrifying, really traumatizing experience,” she added. “Whoever hit us didn’t really have that much empathy in the situation, to not even check up on us and see if we were alive. There was no hesitation. He just kept going.”
Both women walked away with minor injuries, which Khanna said is nothing short of amazing given how quickly the car sped through the crosswalk.
“I just hope that whoever did this just is not on the road still,” she said. “That’s really what my whole concern is.”
D.C. Crime Solvers is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. If you have any information that might help police in their investigation, call 202-727-9099.