Girl, 12, hurt in Brooklyn hit-and-run

(AP) - A 12-year-old girl is fighting for her lifeafter she was mowed down by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn.

Witnesses say Destiny Camacho had just stepped onto LibertyAvenue near Shepherd Avenue on Saturday when a white van struck herand sent her flying about 10 feet. The van driver fled the scene.

The injured girl was rushed to Brookdale Hospital in extremelycritical condition.

Her father, Rene Camacho, said he wants the driver to turnhimself in because fleeing "was a cowardly act and God iswatching."

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."