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As teen son remains in coma, mother pleads for justice

As teen son remains in coma, mother pleads for justice »Play Video
Quianna Holden
SEATTLE -- A Seattle teenager has been in a coma for more than two weeks now after he was struck by and hit-and-run driver, and his mother is pleading for help to bring that driver to justice.

Trevon Crease-Holden, 15, was on his way home from a basketball program in Rainier Valley on the night of July 19. He and his younger brother stepped into the crosswalk at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South when a car blew through the intersection, hit Trevon and just kept going.

"When I got to the scene, and I see my son in the middle of the street in a puddle of blood," said his mother Quianna Holden.

Trevon has been at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle ever since, and his mother has kept watch at his bedside every night.

"And I lay in that room after I kiss him goodnight every night," she said. "And I lay there and sometimes I just think, 'What is that person doing right now? Are they thinking about my son? Do they worry if he's dead or alive?' "

Quianna Holden says she forgives the driver, but needs to know why the person didn't stop. She says her son will never be the same, and there's a chance he might not even survive.

Meanwhile, the hit and run remains an open police investigation. Officers found the car abandoned but can't identify the driver as the car had been reported stolen.

Quianna Holden says her grief is almost too much to bear, but knowing who did this might help her start to heal.

"I still even have to think about the fact that I may never be able to bring my baby home," she said. "I just ask that if you know anything, to say something."

Quianna Holden will be leading a vigil walk Monday evening and says all are welcome. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at the QFC store on Rainier Avenue South and makes its way to the site of the accident.