Two Marian girls injured in head-on crash

Posted at 10:23 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 23:23:02-05

Two Marian High School girls are recovering from serious injuries after a head-on crash this past weekend.

Police are still searching for the driver of the vehicle that hit the girls Saturday night around 9pm. 

They were hit while on their way to the food court at Oak View Mall.

“Right when we came around the curb Sydney yelled, and two seconds later it smashed into me,” said 16-year-old Madi Reed.

Reed’s car was hit straight on, leaving her and her friend nearly trapped.

Reed said she saw a man with a mustache sitting behind the wheel of a large white utility vehicle, she said he and his passenger disappeared.

“Me getting out of my car is when I hit me, and I just broke down,” she said

Reed’s grandmother, Joan Reed, said she raced to the accident after a hysterical call from Madi.

“When I saw the car, and saw the impact and the condition of the car, all that went through my head is, ‘I can't believe these two girl are still alive,’” said Joan Reed.

Days later, Reed is at home with a shattered heel and a fracture in her back. Her friend is still at Nebraska Medicine in the ICU.

Reed is fighting a lot of pain and isn't very mobile, “I am ok now, I am irritated and mad that the guys got away.”

Her grandmother doesn't understand how someone could have just left the accident

“I am still pretty angry, how could somebody leave two beautiful young girls trapped and injured,” Joan Reed asked.

For Madi, her road to recovery will take a lot of opportunities away.

“I was supposed to be walking in Omaha Fashion Week at the end of February and I can’t do that anymore, and dance team I will be sitting out of for a while.”

But through the accident, she has kept her spirits up and is now it's all about her and her friend getting better.

“She said she is going to be ok, she knows I will be ok, so that is all that matters now,” said Reed.

Reed said she will see her doctor on Thursday to find out when she will have surgery on her foot, but it may be until this summer before she walks again.

She also said she is so thankful for the people who came to visit her and the support means the world.