Mother of teen struck in hit-and-run pleads for driver to come forward

by: Frank Field Updated:

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SEATTLE - A teen is struggling to survive after being hit by a car and left on the side of a road in Seattle.

 His mother was in tears while she spoke to KIRO 7 reporter Frank Field and said she already forgives the person who hit her son, but she can't forgive the driver for not coming forward.

 "I don’t understand for the life of me how you can hit someone and not know if they're dead or alive,” said the victim’s mother, Quianna Holden.

Trevon Crease-Holden, 15, is fighting for his life almost 48 hours after getting hit by a car. His mother gushes about what a good son and big brother he is.

 "He doesn't mind sitting and turning a rope for his sister so they can jump. And he doesn't mind playing or watching Puss 'n' Boots with his 3-year-old brother. He doesn't mind doing that kind of thing,” said Holden.

 Holden's son is an athlete entering high school.  He planned to play football. He was on his way home from a late-night open gym at the Rainier Community Center in Seattle when he was struck in the street.

 "He's like, ‘I’m going to play basketball and I’m going to buy you a big house so you don't ever have to pay another bill' – you know,” said Holden.

 Holden says doctors don't know if the teenager will come out of his coma or what he'll be like if he does.

 "I can deal with whatever way he comes back. I can deal with that. I just want to be able to bring my baby home,” said Holden.

 Police said they found the car that hit Crease-Holden -- a dark gray Honda that was reported abandoned by a TV viewer who heard about the story.  But Holden wants the driver to come forward because she deserves answers.

 "Because I have to sit there and I have to look at my baby on life support in a coma not able to react to me. I have to look at him and know there's nothing I can do to help him,” said Holden.

 Police have made no arrests, though finding the car, which was not stolen, gives them a good lead to follow.

 Officers are asking anyone who might have seen anything at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way near South Walden Street, around midnight Friday, to call and help find the driver responsible.