College student hospitalized after hit and run in Buckhead

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The search continued Tuesday for the driver who hit a young woman in Buckhead and fled the scene.

Atlanta police said Chelzie Parmer was crossing the street at Peachtree Road at East Shadowlawn Avenue early Sunday.

"It's almost as if it never slowed down," said Ashia Pace, who was with the 20-year-old victim.

According to an Atlanta police report, the two were using a crosswalk when the light changed and a vehicle sped through the intersection, striking Palmer.

"The next thing I know, she got hit. The first time she got hit, she flew straight up in the air and came back down," said Pace. "I started holding her hand, and I just started talking to her."

Investigators said they have been combing through area security cameras to try to learn more about the driver and the vehicle, which police believe is a black Dodge Charger.

"It was loud. It seemed like it had pipes, like something not factory," Pace described.

Chelzies family and friends are making a plea for information about the unknown driver and car. They believe the driver had to have seen their friend, but drove off like nothing had happened.

"I just don't know how you could see someone on your windshield and just drive off," said Pace.

Pace said the two had been at a wedding earlier in the day and went out for a night in the city after it was over, which is why they were walking.

"She goes to West Georgia University. We've been friends since, I would say, high school," said Pace.

Parmer remained in the intensive care unit recovering from head trauma at Grady Memorial Hospital as of Tuesday evening.