Two WWU students injured in hit and run

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Police are asking for the public’s help to find a hit-and-run driver who left two Western Washington University students injured last week.

Bellingham police said it happened around 11 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of Otis Street, just east of campus.

Witnesses told police that a group of 12 to 15 people were walking when two of them were hit by the car. The car did not have its lights on and was traveling between 25 and 35 mph. Witnesses believe only the driver was in the car.

The vehicle was described as an older, gray "boxy" style car. Police say it will likely have front end damage.

The Bellingham Herald
reports Mackenzie O’Brien, 18, was transported to a Seattle hospital. She would have been airlifted, but fog that night was reportedly too thick. Doctor’s managed to save O’Brien’s right arm from amputation, but she still has no feeling in her right hand.

Justine Phillipson, 19, suffered an apparent concussion and short-term memory loss.

O’Brien’s family is offering $1,000 to anyone who can provide information about the identity of the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bellingham Police at (360) 778-8800.

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