Renee C. Byer/rbyer@sacbee.com

"We couldn't move out of the way fast enough," says Gemily West, 23, of Carmichael. She and her boyfriend, Harison Long-Randall, 21, were seriously hurt last week in a hit-and-run accident that provoked nationwide outrage. West's discolored right leg is held together by 42 metal staples.

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