This will make you want to cry. Thankfully a neighbor was a witness and stopped the driver. But how sick is this driver? And why the heck is he NOT in jail?
What would make someone leave the scene of an accident like this. I understand accidents happen. But then to accelerate the car to flee? The driver was not arrested.
PRAYERS NEEDED for these 2 young girls and for the soul of the driver.
[INDENT]**Witness halts fleeing driver after two Mishawaka girls struck
Sisters, ages 4 and 6, are listed in critical condition after car hits them.
By ERIN BLASKO
Tribune Staff Writer
MISHAWAKA — Two young girls, sisters, were in critical condition late Thursday after being run down earlier in the evening while crossing the street arm-in-arm after playing with friends.
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According to witnesses, the two girls, ages 4 and 6, were crossing 11th Street at Dodge Street about 7:18 p.m. when a man traveling west on 11th in a blue Chevrolet Lumina struck both of them at about 40 mph.
“No sooner had they crossed the street than I heard tires lock up and, 'Boom! Boom!,'æ” said Alan Knepp, who was standing just up the street when the girls were hit.
**[INDENT]Knepp said the younger girl passed quickly beneath the vehicle, but her older sister rode the hood for several seconds before falling beneath the front end and then under both driver’s side tires.
The girls behind him, the driver then hit the gas, witnesses said, but stopped when Knepp, who was legally carrying a gun, jumped in front of the vehicle and trained his weapon on it.**
Approached by Knepp, the driver reportedly said the girls had jumped out in front of him. He then handed his keys to Knepp and stood silently next to his vehicle until police arrived.
The girls, meanwhile, lay nearly lifeless in the road, witnesses said. The younger one initially was not breathing, and the older one’s limbs and neck were badly twisted.
Fetched by a neighbor, the girls’ mother arrived moments later and reportedly passed out at the sight of her daughters’ motionless bodies.
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At various distances behind it, four small shoes, all pink, were lying on the asphalt.
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