Chloe Williams had just left the Golden Rule grocery store and was in a crosswalk on West Stewart Avenue when she was hit by a full-sized SUV, according to Capt. Scott Engle with the Puyallup Police Department.
"They left her! In the middle of a dark intersection they just left her!!" said family friend Barb Cendejas. "Somebody else could have run over her for goodness sake it makes me sick."
Chloe was taken to Tacoma's St. Joseph's Hospital in stable condition. Family members said she suffered broken bones, several bruises and a concussion.
"She has lacerations all over," said Chloe's grandmother Gert Williams. "They had to have known that she was hit with those injuries."
After hitting Chloe, the SUV likely fled eastbound on Stewart. Engle said the vehicle may have been coming from the direction of Puyallup High School.
Based on surveillance footage from the area, police believe the vehicle that hit the girl was a white, full-sized SUV -- possibly a General Motors brand like a Chevy Suburban or Tahoe. Police say the vehicle likely has front end damage as well as a possible dent on the hood.
If you have any information on the case, you're asked to call police.
"That person needs to be caught," Cendejas said. "They need to be stopped -- that is not right."