Boone County Pedestrians Hit by Car

Boone County Pedestrians Hit by Car


>>>THIS IS BREAKING NEWS FROM CHANNEL 13 EYEWITNESS NEWS.>>AND WE START TONIGHT AT 11:00 WITH THE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF BOONE COUNTY. A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER HITS FIVE PEDESTRIANS.>>TWO ADULTS AND THREE CHILDREN WERE WALKING NEAR WALL AND MAPLE STREETS WHEN A CAR HIT THEM FROM BEHIND.>>MIRACULOUSLY NONE OF THEM WERE SERIOUSLY HURT, BUT THEY WERE RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL THIS EVENING.>>EMILY LONGNECKER SPOKE WITH –>>Reporter: JOHN AND ANDREA, AND TO THE RELIEF OF SO MANY IN THIS LITTLE TOWN. THE TWO WOMEN AND THREE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF TWO WERE NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. POLICE SAY A DRUNK DRIVER HIT THEM FROM BEHIND AS THEY WERE WALKING THIS WAY ON EAST WALL STREET TONIGHT. THAT DRIVER KEPT ONGOING AS NEIGHBORS HEARD SCREAMING AND CAME RUNNING TO SEE WHAT HAD HAPPENED. ONE MAN REALIZED THE DRIVER WHO HIT THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN HADN’T STOPPED, SO HE RAN AFTER HIM.>>SEE THE CAR STOP FOR A SECOND AND THEN IT KEEPS GOING. THEN IT MAKES IT PROBABLY ABOUT 100 FEET AND THEN I SEE HIM LET OFF THE BRAKE LIGHTS AND GETS UP TO THE NEXT STREET AND MAKES A LEFT, AND I’M ALREADY RUNNING AFTER HIM, AND BY THE TIME HE GETS TO THE TURN UP THERE CUTTING THROUGH THE YARD AND JUMP INTO HIS WINDOW AND PULL HIS KEYS OUT OF THE IGNITION.>>Reporter: AND INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THIS MAN DRIVING WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THIS IS A VERY CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY AND MANY PEOPLE WERE OUT HERE TONIGHT, AND EVERYONE REALLY KNOWS EVERYONE. WORD QUICKLY SPREAD THAT THE VICTIMS, THE TWO WOMEN AND THE THREE CHILDREN WERE THE WIFE, DAUGHTER AND THREE GRANDCHILDREN OF THE TOWN MARSHALL HERE IN ADVENT, SO YOU CAN IMAGINE THERE IS JUST GREAT RELIEF HERE

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