Surveillance video shows driver leaving accident scene that seriously injured 2 women

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Fox 2 obtained surveillance video of a hit and run crash that left two St. Louis women seriously hurt, Friday night.

There's hope the video will lead police to the driver who just kept going and left the women trapped inside a mangled car.

It happened just before 10 o'clock Jennings Station Road and Bircher in Pine Lawn.

The video shows a car cross Jennings Station and clipping 26 year old Vanetress McKinney’s car, which ends up wrapped around a utility pole; the other car does not stop.

Latoya Benson, 22, was also in McKinney’s car.  Firefighters had to cut them out with the Jaws of Life. McKinney’s loved ones say both were seriously hurt; Benson suffering a fractured pelvis and McKinney suffering a traumatic brain injury.

She was still unresponsive 3 days after the accident.

McKinney’s relatives from Houston and Atlanta rushed to join her mother and sister here to be by McKinney’s side.

“It makes our family a bit angry that someone would do this and leave and not even check to see if the passengers of the other car were ok or not,” said McKinney’s mother, Jeanette Moody.

“We just don’t want another family to have go through what we’re going through right now.”

“I would just ask for anyone who knew anything to just please come forward and give us a little peace of mind is all,” said Norma McKinney, Vanetress’s sister

The aftermath of the accident suggests anyone involved had to know someone could have been seriously hurt.   The utility pole is splintered; still teetering.  McKinney’s car is totaled.  A third car parked nearby has a dented door from concrete sent flying across a parking lot.

It’d be a lot easier for McKinney’s loved ones to focus totally on her if they knew who was driving the other car and why they just didn’t stop.

“It’s not fun, no fun at all to have a loved one in the hospital, you not know what’s going on, and then the person who could be responsible just leaves the scene like there’s not a care in the world about this,” Moody said.

McKinney's loved ones obtained the video from a surveillance camera at a nearby market.

The man who runs the market confirms the other driver did not stop.

If you have any information, call the Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C.