Hit & Run Victim Speaks Out

Hit & Run Victim Speaks Out

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A 17 year old boy is walking and talking after being hit by a car in the town of Pamelia T.

Shawn Posey decided he would go meet his mom at work when her shift was over Tuesday night.

He and his mom's boyfriend walked from her house on Pearl Street in Watertown to the Sunoco gas station where she works on Route 11 in the town of Pamelia -- just north of the city. 

Posey says he was hit by a car. It happened around 10 p.m.

"I fell down to my knees and I was kind of stunned -- it's like I just got hit by a car -- it's kind of weird."

Posey says the car sped away before he could get a good look at it. He believes the car was black or dark silver and the headlights were not on. 

He and his mom's boyfriend went into the gas station to tell his mom about 15 minutes later.

"I was irate. My first reaction was what moron's dumb enough to hit a child, let alone any person, and drive off and not see if that person is okay," his mom, Stephanie Napolitano-Posey, said.

Posey's mom instantly called the police. Posey says his back and legs hurt, so he was taken to Samaritan Medical Center to be checked out. 

His accident comes just days after another hit-and-run just down the road on LeRay Street in Watertown. That accident seriously injured 50 year old Laura Braise of Watertown. 

Napolitano-Posey says it's a weird coincidence that both accidents happened so close together.

"Only three days apart, both on LeRay Street in the same hour -- that kind of seems a little fishy to me," she said.

Napolitano-Posey said the Sunoco does have surveillance cameras, but it's hard to tell who's driving on the road at night and even harder when their headlights aren't on. 

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says if anyone has any information, they can call (315)786-2601.

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