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Kayma Fowler out of hospital after D.C. hit-and-run

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Ten-year-old Kayma is finally out of the hospital after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. Police say it happened just after 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the intersection of Stanton Road and Alabama Avenue.

Kayma and her five-year-old sister Kalayah were in the crosswalk headed to their elementary school when a driver hit them while turning left on Alabama.

"He hit me right here in my side and the pain goes down to my leg," describes Kayma. "I have some bruises, it's swollen."

Kayma adds that the driver got out of the car and asked if they were okay.

"We were crying...He put us in the car and took us home," she says.

"I heard them screaming and crying," says their mother, Latia Fowler, who frantically called for an ambulance. Now back from the hospital, she is still trying to figure out how this could have happened in broad daylight:

"I don't understand how nobody saw my two kids get hit and they were able to get in this man's vehicle and no one saw anything."

She is also terrified at the thought of a stranger putting her kids into a van, and is hoping that police can track down the driver soon.

"If he got away that fast, he was that scared...Accidents happen, but it's ways you go about stuff -- you don't just hit two little girls and send them on their way. You don't do that," said Latia.

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