Woman walking her dog critically injured in hit-and-run: police

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan —A woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Washington Heights Friday night, police said.

The 43-year-old woman and her dog was crossing St. Nicholas Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. when she was hit by a dark-colored Chrysler, police said. The vehicle fled southbound on St. Nicholas Avenue.

The woman was transported to a hospital where she is being treated for severe trauma to the head and body.

The victim's mother spoke out Saturday, asking the driver to turn his or herself in.

"I’m suffering enough right now. I don’t need to suffer any more. ... Please. Show your face," the mother said.