WORCESTER — If the teenager who allegedly ran down Amanda O'Malley as she walked the family dog on Belmont Street Feb. 28 had stopped, the injured woman said, she might feel differently about the driver.

But as it stands, Ms. O'Malley hopes the young man sees the inside of a jail cell — even if it's not for long.

"I want it to be enough to knock it into his thick head that it was a stupid thing to do," she said Wednesday from her family's apartment, not far from where she was left lying in the road unconscious while Julianna, a small pug dog, walked home alone and sat on the porch.

"If he had stopped, yeah of course (I'd understand), accidents happen," she said.

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