Billerica teen injured in hit-and-run recounts incident

A teenage girl told 7News she is lucky to be alive after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Billerica.

Kailee Imbody, 15, said she and her friends were crossing Boston Road when she another girl were both hit.

"This gray car came at me," said Imbody. "I saw the [driver]’s face before she hit me, I ended up on top of the car."

Witnesses said the girls were crossing in the crosswalk, had a green light and all the cars had stopped except for the one that hit them. The driver then took off.

The two girls were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Billerica Selectman George Simolaris said while the driver was in the wrong, he hopes things can be done to make town crosswalks safer.

"I think it would be nice to have a foot patrol policeman a couple hours everyday, be out on foot to direct traffic," said Simolaris.

The driver, a 35-year-old woman from Billerica, later turned herself in. She was cited for leaving the scene and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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