• 2 students hurt by hit-and-run driver after getting off school bus in Bremerton

    By: Kevin McCarty

    BREMERTON, Wash. -

    Kaleah Coleman is in a lot of pain and has trouble walking after a hit-and-run crash that injured her and her best friend.

    Kaleah Coleman.
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    The 13-year-old Coleman and her 14-year-old friend Anna Quintero had just gotten off a school bus a few blocks from their homes in Bremerton Monday afternoon when police say they were run down by 41-year-old Randy Payne.

    “I think it’s crazy because he was going slow and he just sped up,” said Coleman. “She heard it hit me and she didn’t have enough time to turn around and look because it hit her. She said we rolled down the hill, and then she said that she saw him get out of the car and then she saw him get back in the car and drive away.”

    According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Kitsap County District Court, Payne was found down the street from the scene sitting on his porch covered in a blanket, rocking back and forth.

    “I didn't mean to do that,” Payne said according to the affidavit. “I can't stop seeing that. I don't want to be in trouble.”

    Police say Payne may have been under the influence of heroin or painkillers.

    Coleman says the crash left her with a badly hurt hip, Quintero was hospitalized. 

    Her brother heard about the crash and ran to the scene.

    “The first thing was hopefully she wasn’t dead and when I looked at her closer she looked pretty banged up,” said Jovanny Torres. Torres told KIRO 7 Quintero was expected to be home Tuesday. 

    Coleman says she believes Payne should pay for what he's done. “He should pay for Anna’s recovery, all her medical bills and stuff.”

    Payne was ordered held on $250,000 bail during an appearance in court Tuesday afternoon. He’s accused of vehicular assault, hit-and-run, and driving under the influence.


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