Investigators search for SUV involved in hit-and-run that injured two women

(WMC-TV) – Two women were injured in a hit-and-run Sunday morning, but a photo snapped by a witness could be the key to finding the driver.

Witnesses say one of the women got the worst of it, when she pushed the other woman out of the way at the last minute.

Either way, both face a long recovery after the hit-and-run.

Cooper-Young residents have nothing but good things to say about their neighborhood. But like anywhere else, some people question the drivers in the area.

"This is actually my first time down here in the Cooper-Young area. And I thought I was going to get run over trying to get where I was going," said Miss Wright.

That happened to two women Sunday when they were crossing Cooper Street at Oliver Avenue. They were hit by an SUV.

One of the women has a broken ankle. The other has a broken pelvis and severe road rash from being dragged underneath the car. Both will require at least one surgery for their injuries.

Witnesses told investigators the driver stopped after the accident for several seconds before speeding away northbound on Cooper Avenue.

"That's just terrible. I mean, that people aren't concerned with the other people's well being when clearly you're in the wrong," said Tabria Majors of Memphis.

Police have yet to make an arrest but say they are following up on several leads.

A witness was able to take a picture with a cellular phone at the time of the accident.

The SUV in the picture was a 2005 Blue Ford Expedition.

If you have any information about the hit-and-run, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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