Teen Injured in Hit-and-Run at UMass Lowell

Responding officers found an unconscious 19-year-old female on the pavement

Police in Lowell, Massachusetts, are asking for the public's help in locating a driver accused of hitting a teenager at UMass Lowell early Monday morning and fleeing the scene. 

The incident happened around 2 a.m. on Aiken Street, in front of one of the school's dormitories.

"There was a screech, there was a bang, and then screaming," said Emily Jenkins, who ran to the window with her roommates when they heard the crash.

"It's a little frightening to think that could be one of us," said another student, Kathleen Bobek.

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Responding officers found an unconscious 19-year-old woman on the pavement. Police initially said the victim was a UMass Lowell student, but later said she does not attend the school.

Witnesses said they were crossing the street when a speeding gray or silver sedan struck the victim, knocking her into the air. 

She was taken to a local hospital and released later Monday. 

Police say the suspect's vehicle should have visible damage to the front. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 978-937-3200.

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