Long Island Teen Tries to Mow Down Sister With Car, Flees: Cops

The 17-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries

By Tracie Strahan
|  Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013  |  Updated 10:44 PM EDT
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A 17-year-old Long Island girl is planning to press charges against her older sister, who allegedly tried to mow down the teen outside their home Tuesday evening and is now being sought by police. Tracie Strahan reports.

A 17-year-old Long Island girl is planning to press charges against her older sister, who allegedly tried to mow down the teen outside their home Tuesday evening and is now being sought by police. Tracie Strahan reports.

A 17-year-old Long Island girl is planning to press charges against her older sister, who allegedly tried to mow down the teen outside their home Tuesday evening and is now being sought by police.

 
"We've had fights, but never anything like this," said Skylar Kovalovsky, the younger sister.
 
Kovalovsky said her 19-year-old sister, Marissa Kovalovsky, was behind the wheel of an SUV at their home in Selden, with her cousin in the passenger seat, when the three of them got tangled in an argument that quickly became heated. 
 
Just when Skylar thought her sister was backing out, "she pulled all the way out like she was going," said Skylar. "And I was already over there, trying to make my way out. And I didn't think she going to do it, and I just stopped in shock and then I was pinned up against the garage." 
 
Skylar was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with minor injuries to her right leg. Doctors said the cushion of the seat where she was sitting likely kept the injuries from getting worse.
 
"I probably would have been paralyzed or had broken legs," she said. 
 
Marissa Kovalovsky hung up when NBC 4 New York reached her by phone. 
 
Mother Debra Quinones said both of her daughters were wrong. 
 
"I feel like I'm on 'Oprah,'" she said in tears Wednesday.
 
As one daughter prepares to press charges against the other, Quinones, who watched the violent clash unfold between her only two children, is trying to keep the peace.
 
"I love you, and I'm trying to get her to drop the charges," she said in a message to Marissa Kovalovsky. 

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