Sister of Woman, 21, Hurt in Queens Hit-Run Saw 'Pool of Blood' - NBC New York

Sister of Woman, 21, Hurt in Queens Hit-Run Saw 'Pool of Blood'

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    Sister of Woman, 21, Hurt in Hit-Run Saw 'Pool of Blood'

    The sister of a 21-year-old woman who was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Queens over the weekend says that she "saw a pool of blood" after her sibling was hit by the unlicensed driver. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 14, 2015)

    The sister of a 21-year-old woman who was critically injured in a hit-and-run in Queens over the weekend says that she "saw a pool of blood" after her sibling was hit by the unlicensed driver.

    Urabia Nelson remains in critical condition at an area hospital after she was run down at Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 19th Street in Far Rockaway on Sunday afternoon, according to her sister.

    Nelson was walking with her sister and 5-year-old niece when she was hit by a speeding Ford Mustang. The impact sent the 21-year-old flying, and she suffered a shattered hip and shoulder fracture.

    Nelson's sister said that she and she had to pull her daughter out of the path of the oncoming car, which left the scene after the gruesome crash.

    "I saw a pool of blood next to my sister," the distraught sibling said.

    Nelson's niece, meanwhile, was so traumatized by the hit-and-run she's afraid to leave the house, the girl's mother said. Her mother said that the girl repeatedly screamed Nelson's name and told her to get up after she was hit.

    Police stopped Denzel Watson, 23, shortly after the crash. He was charged with several crimes including leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury, a felony, and driving with a suspended license.

    He was expected to be arraigned late Monday night or Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear if Watson had an attorney who could comment on the allegations. 

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