New York, Nov 12
On Sunday, police in Nassau County adjoining New York City were looking for the driver who allegedly attacked dental student Taranjit Parmar, 18, on Thursday.
WPIX TV reported that police told the family that the pickup truck's license plate could not be seen on a surveillance video of the incident. Police released the video and asked the public to help find him.
Parmar's brand new jeep was hit by a red pickup truck that was attempting to make a turn, the station quoted police as saying.
The two vehicles then pulled off the roadway and when Parmar got out got out the jeep, the truck, the driver mowed her down and drove away, according to police.
Parmar suffered fatal injuries to her chest and head.
Her tearful father, Ranjit Parmar, told the station: "She bore all the responsibility to carry the family, carry her education. I always told everybody who would listen to me, if you're going to have a daughter, this is the one."
Parmar, who stepped out of her sport utility vehicle following a minor accident Thursday evening and was run over by the other driver and left for dead, Nassau County police said.
The victim had called her mother after the accident and was approaching the other motorist when she was struck, according to her father, Ranjit Parmar, 50, of Levittown.
“While she was on the phone, she heard my daughter say, ‘Oh no, stop!’ ” Parmar said. “Then my wife said the phone got disconnected. She kept saying, ‘Are you OK? Are you OK?’ ”
Police are searching for the suspect and have urged any witnesses to come forward and anonymously call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.