Needham girl injured in hit-and-run crash

A 17-year-old Needham girl was injured in a hit-and-run crash Saturday afternoon in Needham, officials said.

Kailey Wasserman was taken to Tufts Medical Center with two missing teeth, two chipped teeth, and abrasions all over her body, she said in a telephone interview Saturday night.

Wasserman was finishing the last quarter of her daily run at 3:15 p.m. at High Rock Street and Marked Tree Road. That’s when a white Toyota Camry ignored a stop sign.


“It blew right through,” Wasserman said. “They didn’t stop. They slowed down, sped up, and then hit me.”

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Wasserman said she rolled over the hood of the car.

Wasserman hopes that the person who hit her will come forward. She also wants to enjoy her prom Friday.

“I hope I can find a way to smile,” said Wasserman. “Me and my family are just so shocked this happened to me. I’m very angry. You think everyone is a good person.”

Witnesses described the car as a white “newer model” Camry, possibly with Rhode Island plates, police said.


“I was fortunate enough to have two witnesses pull over to help me,” Wasserman said. “The scene was so chaotic.”

After hitting Wasserman, the car went east onto High Rock Street, police said.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Needham police at 781-444-1212.

“It definitely could have been worse,” Wasserman said. “I would love to have some closure.”

Melissa Hanson can be reached at or on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson