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Teen hit-and-run victim says driver should 'turn herself in'

Posted March 9, 2011
Updated March 10, 2011

— A Wakefield High School senior who was hit by a car on her way to school Tuesday said the driver fled the scene and should "turn herself in."

Dasia Cobb, 18, of Raleigh, survived the collision with a sore arm and a leg brace, but she's still emotionally shaken from the impact.

"It knocked me on her windshield. I was on her windshield," Cobb said.

But the driver, who Cobb said was a woman, didn't stop. 

"She hit me hard enough when my knee, I just couldn't feel my knees anymore," she said.

Cobb said she was walking to school around 7 a.m. in a designated crosswalk on Wakefield Pines Drive between the middle school and the high school when she saw a red sedan coming to the corner to make a right turn. She said it looked as though the driver had just dropped off a student at Wakefield High.

"I saw a red car and I thought she was going to wait," Cobb said, but the car didn't wait.

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The crash happened so fast Cobb said she couldn't get a good look at the driver, but she did remember one thing.

"I could hear a puppy screaming or barking in the front seat," she said.

Cobb said she blacked out briefly and was taken to WakeMed to be treated for her injuries.

Witnesses told police that an older white woman was driving the car and that a brown dog was in the passenger seat.

Anyone with information that might help identify the vehicle or its driver is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Callers to Crime Stoppers never have to identify themselves and are eligible for a cash reward for information that solves certain felony cases.


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  • soyousay Mar 11, 2011

    m..(having a particlaurly bad morning)..I just hate to see

    google projection..I know you can

  • purplezbra93 Mar 11, 2011

    didn't you read JAT? It said there were witnesses.

  • purplezbra93 Mar 11, 2011

    Dasia did the right thing by walking on the crosswalk. It would've been a little different is she wasn't.

  • mad_dash Mar 11, 2011

    Wakemom... almost every post you make is racist! You are always saying something like "you people". I just call it like I see it, I hate it makes you so mad.. Maybe you can change.. Maybe you should go back and actually READ some of your post's.. (oh but then I forgot..youre never wrong) .. I just hate to see racist ppl like you anywhere regardless of color!

  • Hater like Darth Vader Mar 11, 2011

    Wakemom: I feel your pain, althought I'm a 25 year old white male, and I have a middle class lifestyle....and live in Johnston County. But I agree, people are more hateful, even more hateful that Hater Like Darth Vader! I doubt the girl wants money. But you do have to admit, that there is a much higher rate of young black women and girls with bad attitudes that feel invincible. I would say at least 60% of the people who have walked out in front of me without looking both ways have been young black women.

    But as for people victimizing a person who hit a pedestrian and didn't stop. I think that they are dolts. I think that if I were in the "old white lady"'s shoes, I would have stopped, taken the ticket, and told the girl she lacked basic common sense and she was a product of Social Darwinism.

  • Hater like Darth Vader Mar 11, 2011

    deutschgirl89: Yes I read the article, and all you did was re-phrase exactly what I said you dolt. I said that yes pedestrians have the right of way but they should still excersize caution when walking in the way of vehicles. And you said vehicles should yield to pedestrians. The same thing. My entire point was that people with no common sense assume that just because the law says to yield that people will always notice you and always follow the law. I'm also assuming you think that no one ever speeds, runs red lights, switches lanes without turn signals, texts and drives, drinks and drives, leaves home without their corrective lenses, etc, etc, etc.

  • soyousay Mar 11, 2011

    To an 18 year old, 40 may look old, the red car could have been borrowed etc etc. CSI is not going to solve this. Someone with a conscience will, if such a person exists anymore

  • cerenae1 Mar 10, 2011

    WakeMom - please save your emotions for something worthy! I do understand how discouraging it is to see some of the comments people form in their brains and actually type for others to see. By reading comments posted on Golo; no matter what the story, the end result is that it is President Obama's fault or that the victim deserved whatever it is that happened to them. I have learned that there are a lot of angry people in Wake County and it's so disheartening to know that many of us will be judged by the color of our skin and not the content of our character. I stand for the truth and for what is right, no matter what color skin you have. If you make poor decisions - then you must endure the consequences of those decisions. I will not support anyone who commits a crime and leaves the scene - no matter what ethnicity you are!

  • RM24 Mar 10, 2011

    wakemom: i just wanted to see how you people...

    That is not a very friendly comment. And his name is Rev. Barber.
    Just notice the only comment I said on this story was in the girls defense. Its not about color as much as you make it out to be. If you try and read something into it then you will more than likely feel it is that way. Whether that feeling is warranted or not.

  • RM24 Mar 10, 2011

    I don't care if the girl jumped into the crosswalk or entered it safely If you hit somebody with your car, you better STOP and see if she's okay!!

    AGREE. NOT too much to ask.