A 14-year-old girl from Mastic Beach suffered multiple injuries in a hit-and-run accident, but she claims it wasn’t an accident.
Emma Quattrocchi was hit by a car at an intersection in Shirley on Sunday, suffering a concussion and multiple cuts and bruises to her face and body.
“It’s funny that he left me on the side of the road. I don’t even think about what happened to me,” says Quattrocchi.
The teenager believes the driver hit her on purpose. Quattrocchi said the driver stopped her car at the intersection of Maple Lane and her Flintock Drive, let her friend Alexis Montanez cross the street, and accelerated as she crossed the street. .
“I must have seen Emma because she was right behind me and stopped for me,” says Montanes. “So why wasn’t it stopped while she passed?”
Quattrocchi says she received several hate messages on Snapchat after a crush from a classmate who bullied her.
One person wrote, “That taunt should have hit you again.”
“I am very hurt. I am scared,” says Quattrocchi.
Quattrocchi’s mother, Kathleen Merchant, says her daughter’s healing begins when the hit-and-run driver is arrested.
“At least give Emma some closure that this guy isn’t there yet and that he’s never going to do that to her again,” Merchant says.
Anyone with information about the incident should call 911.