Hit-and-run victims urge driver to come forward

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Orwell, Vt. (WCAX) Police are searching for the driver responsible for another hit-and-run in our region. The three occupants of the car the driver hit say they are thankful to be alive.

Patti Wilson, her husband Brian, and their son Elijah, 8, were driving home on Route 7 Friday night when the trip took a dangerous and unexpected turn. Wilson says a car pulled out from Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh, collided with her vehicle, and caused it to roll several times.

"All I can remember is spinning and remembering to myself I can't believe this is happening," said Patti Wilson who was driving at the time.

The family was transported to the hospital, with only minor bumps and bruises,

"It puts everything into perspective. And probably for those who those who watched it on the road, it puts things in perspective for them," said Wilson.

Police are still searching for the driver who they say left the scene. It comes a week after hit and run in Lyndonville claimed the life of a 46-year-old.

"I'm not mad I'm thankful we're here," said Brian Wilson who was a passenger in the car.

The family says, while they are not mad at the person who hit them, they're hoping the driver comes forward.

"Accidents happen, we all make miscalculations every day in our life," said Patti Wilson.

Police say they do not know the make and model of the other car. However, they do believe it's a red pickup truck and likely has front end damage. They are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact them.