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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Injured child remains hospitalized after hit-and-run

  • A 12-year-old who was injured in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday night in Shawnee was reported to be in fair condition Thursday evening at an Oklahoma City hospital.
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  • A 12-year-old who was injured in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday night in Shawnee was reported to be in fair condition Thursday evening at an Oklahoma City hospital.
     
    Shawnee police are continuing to investigate the accident, which occurred about 7:33 p.m. in the area of Bell and Farrall Streets. The accident report is not yet completed. The names of the child and the alleged driver, who are both juveniles, have not been released by police.
     
    But a source close to the child's family has identified the girl as Reagan Permetter. An OU Medical Center spokesperson confirmed Thursday night that Permetter was hospitalized there and was listed in fair condition.
     
    While all of the details involving accident aren't yet known, reports have so far indicated this was a pedestrian hit-and-run accident that occurred while it was raining Wednesday night.
     
    Shawnee resident Tommy Price witnessed the accident and followed the alleged suspect vehicle, then called 911 to report the tag number.
     
    Police officers did locate a 17-year-old driver in the case, which remains under investigation.
     
    Price said he was on his way home from work and was in the right lane of Farrall Street before it intersects with Bell Street when he noticed a little girl on the curb was preparing to cross the street.
     
    Price, who said he was worried she might try to dart out into traffic, watched her closely. After he passed her, he said he looked in his rear-view mirror and saw another car in the left lane hit the child as she ran across the road.
     
    Price then noticed the driver of the car "wasn't stopping and zoomed passed me."
     
    He said the suspect vehicle drove over the railroad tracks so he sped up to the pace of that vehicle to follow it. After a turn, he was able to get a tag number and reported it to 911, he said.
     
    Price returned to the accident scene, where several people were trying to help the girl.
     
    The case reports will be turned over to the district attorney's office for review, officers reported.
     
    No other information was available Thursday.
     
    Watch for updates.

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