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When Duane Cozzen heard his daughter had been hit by a car earlier this month, the roles in his life were instantaneously reversed.
When he found out the driver kept going, he couldnâ€™t believe it.
Cozzen, a sergeant with the Claremont Police Department, had worked hit-and-run accidents before, but this was his 12-year-old daughter, Cassie, who was the victim.
â€śYou think, this happens to other people. You never think it can happen to you,â€ť Cozzen said. â€śItâ€™s devastating and a traumatic experience. It helps me understand better how other victims feel.â€ť
For more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.