Pedestrian injured in Norfolk hit-and-run

Posted at 10:04 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 16:28:21-05

NORFOLK, Va. - A woman was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car, according to police.

It happened Sunday around 7:15 p.m. in the 200 block of A View Avenue.

“When he did that all I was thinking is I am going to die,” Ogburn said.

Adely Ogburn is visiting her sister in Norfolk, helping with their father who just suffered from a stroke.

She was getting out of the truck when she saw a white car speeding down the road, she says her heart sunk when she realized the car was coming straight at her.

“I was kind of pinned between the two cars and it just happened so fast,” Ogburb said.

Adely says she got out of the truck and was walking to the back when she saw the car coming straight at her.

With only seconds to react she tried to grab the bar on the top of the truck but couldn’t reach all the way, so she pulled herself close to the side of the truck.

That’s when the car hit her and sped off.

“I didn’t even want to look at my leg, I thought it was gone,” Ogburn said.

Residents on the street they call ‘the hill’ say something needs to be done.

Ogburns sister says speeding is a major problem - she says someone is going to get killed.

“There have been several issues here a guy was driving real fast and ripped the guys door up,” Perez said.

Ogburn couldn’t see the make or model, but the side mirror of the car did fall off.

She hopes that mirror will lead police to whoever hit her.

Dorice Cobarrubia lived next door to the family, she says her car has been hit several times by people speeding on the narrow road.

“I have been living here for over 25 years and it’s a horrible issue and we are just thankful that she wasn’t killed yesterday,” Cobarrubia said.

Ogburn is on crutches and has torn ligaments and torn tendons in her knee, but says she is happy to be alive.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the crime line.​