The grieving aunt of a teenager who died a fortnight after he was stuck by a car in a hit-and-run has pleaded for information to catch the driver responsible.
Adrian, 18, suffered serious internal injuries after a black sedan, possibly a Holden Commodore, ran him down as he walked on Rockingham Road, 15m south of Packham Street, in Hamilton Hill in the early hours of February 10.
Witnesses have told police that the driver, described as a man possibly in his thirties, stopped after the crash but left before police arrived.Adrian, whose family does not want his surname used, had been in an induced coma in Royal Perth Hospital’s intensive care unit and passed away yesterday.
His devastated aunt Tracey Kelly says she has lost a nephew and her best friend and her family just wanted to know what happened.
“We wanted to see if the driver could come forward… to give us some closure,” she said.
“Adrian has left behind a large family and lots of brothers and everyone would just like to know what happened so we can get some peace.
“He was a fun boy… he loved all his family, he always attended all the sports carnivals for the younger ones in the family. He’s going to be missed.”
Ms Kelly said Adrian’s siblings and the rest of his close-knit family were not coping well with his loss.
“For a while there we thought everything was getting better but then everything went wrong,” she said.
The 18-year-old was with friends when he was hit. It is unclear where Adrian was on the road when he was struck.
Major crash Det-Sen. Const Adrian Warring said the car that hit the teen had been heading towards Fremantle and it was unclear whether there was anyone apart from the driver in the vehicle.
The crash happened about 1am just south of a bus stop on the western side of Rockingham Road and the area was fairly well lit.Police said the car would have some front damage. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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