Temple lacrosse player critically injured in hit-and-run accident

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Temple lacrosse player injured in hit and run
Friday May 1st, 2015

Temple women's lacrosse player Rachel Hall was critically injured on Wednesday as she was riding her bike and was struck in a hit-and-run crash, according to Philly.com.

According to Philly.com, the alleged driver of the car was an 18-year-old man who had a learner's permit. He later told police he fled the scene of the accident because he was "scared and panicked." 

In a statement, Owls women's lacrosse coach Bonnie Rose said she met with her team on Thursday and that they were "still in shock upon hearing about what happened to Rachel."

Hall is a 22-year-old senior on the team and is due to graduate from the university next month, according to Philly.com.

Witnesses said that three young men were in the vehicle at the time when Hall was struck and thrown from her bike at an intersection. The car then fled the scene of the accident and a short time later it was found in front of the alleged driver's residence, according to Philly.com.

Philadelphia police captain John Wilczynski told Philly.com that the family came forward with information about the driver and has been cooperative. 

"The family came forward and contacted police," he said. "They did the right thing."

The NCAA sent out its thoughts to Hall on Friday.

Jack Jorgensen

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