UPDATE: Lincoln teen in serious condition after being pinned by car

Posted By: Lauren Fabrizi

A 15-year-old boy is in serious condition after a hit-and-run.

It happened Tuesday just before 3:30 p.m. in the McDonald’s parking lot near 21st and K Streets. 

A witness told Channel 8 Eyewitness News the boy was sitting on his backpack with his back against the building when the driver pulled into a parking spot and jumped the curb, pinning the boy’s leg under the car.

“The car hit him and then hit the wall,” Lincoln High student Derick Shaffstall said. “He started screaming while he was on the ground.”

Shaffstall said two men nearby ran to help and called 911. He said the driver eventually backed up off the victim’s leg.

Authorities said the driver, a 16-year-old girl, then switched seats with the passenger, a 17–year–old girl, and drove off.

“Those two girls were later located at the initial driver’s residence,” Ofc. Katie Flood said. “Both have been lodged at the juvenile detention center. The initial driver for leaving the scene of an injury accident and her passenger for aiding and abetting a felony.”

Close friends of the driver and passenger spoke with Channel 8 Eyewitness News Wednesday.

“They made a mistake and people make mistakes,” Mariyah Waters said. “They made a mistake that wasn’t supposed to be made.”

The 15–year–old remains in the hospital with a fractured pelvis and significant internal injuries.

Police said the driver does not have a license. They credit the accident to inexperience. They said there was confusion between the gas and break.