Hit And Run Driver Seriously Injures Watertown Woman

Hit And Run Driver Seriously Injures Watertown Woman

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Laura Brasie Laura Brasie

A Watertown woman was seriously injured Saturday night after being struck by a hit and run driver.

The victim is identified as 50 year old Laura Brasie of 423 Prospect Street.

City police said she was crossing the 600 block of LeRay Street in front of the LeRay Street Market at around 9:18 p.m. when she was struck by a dark colored motor vehicle, which continued north on the street.

Brasie was knocked to the ground and received numerous injuries, police said.

She is hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Her condition was listed as stable but serious Monday afternoon.

7 News spoke with Brasie's mother, Teresa Hosmer, by phone from the hospital. She said her daughter is going in and out of consciousness.

"The extent of her injuries is very, very bad. She's got a lot of broken bones. They've operated on both legs," said Hosmer. "They said it's a miracle that she even lived...that's what all the doctors have said."

Hosmer said Brasie suffered two broken legs, two broken arms, a broken hip and fractured ribs.

Police said they recovered parts of the grill and headlight from the hit and run vehicle. Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call the police department at (315) 782-2233.

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