CATAWBA, N.C. -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for the person who hit a 12-year-old girl and then left the scene last Sunday night.
Troopers said Cassie Cozzen and a friend were walking down Oxford School Road in Catawba County around 7:30 p.m. Sunday when she was struck by a vehicle.
Tire tracks show that the driver lost control of the vehicle after the impact with Cozzen so the person was aware they hit something, according to police.
On Tuesday police released the rattling 911 call made by a friend of the girl immediately after she was hit. The friend spoke with a 911 dispatcher for five minutes while they waited for emergency crews arrived.
“He kept going. Oh my gosh,” the 911 caller told the reporter. “She is bleeding a lot.”
Officials said they're looking for a gold or champagne colored SUV that may have damage to the front bumper.
The friend told the 911 dispatcher that the 12-year-old is the daughter of a police officer.
Cozzen was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center with a serious head injury and a fractured elbow.
Anyone with information with this crime is asked to call the North Carolina Highway Patrol at 828-466-5500.