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Phoenix teen injured in hit-and-run crash, driver missing

Posted at 5:26 PM, Dec 03, 2020

PHOENIX — A Valley family is looking for justice after a hit-and-run accident was caught on camera, but the driver still has yet to be caught.

On Monday, November 2, at 5:50 a.m., 18-year-old Mayson Ginn was walking to school at North Canyon High School, a route where she crosses the street at 35th Avenue and Thunderbird in West Phoenix.

After letting the left-hand turners pass, Ginn began crossing. A dark-colored car hit her, knocking Mayson unconscious, then driving away.

Video of the hit-and-run can be seen in the player above. Warning: The video is graphic and may not be suitable for all audiences.

"I started crossing the road, and then out of nowhere, I saw this black car come and hit me," said Ginn. "[I remember] waking up on the floor in the road, I just saw blood everywhere."

The hit-and-run was caught on an auto shop's security camera from the other side of the intersection. About 30 seconds after she was hit, a few witnesses stopped to help Ginn.

"I felt really good that strangers were helping me out, but I was scared most of the time," said Ginn.

"It’s not a phone call you want to get," said Rachel Pruet, Ginn's mom. "I want this person to be caught. Who knows how many times this person’s done this?"

Ginn suffered a broken nose, broken teeth, a concussion, and other scrapes and bruises.

"My teeth are messed up, and I’m already really insecure about my teeth already. And now that they’re broken and I have to deal with it and feel my teeth how they are. I want my teeth fixed," said Ginn.

Ginn was told by Phoenix police that it would be months after her accident before a detective would be put on her case.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help with medical and dental expenses for Ginn. Click here if you'd like to donate.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department.