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Relatives and victims of hit-and-runs in Sherwood are fighting for change



Sherwood, Arkansas – After learning that their children had been engaged in hit-and-run accidents just one day apart, families were seeking justice on Sunday.

“We want justice for our babies first and foremost,” mom of a child involved in a hit-and-run, Savannah Huber said.

The Bill Harmon Recreation Center in Sherwood was filled with people who had a same goal as soon as you entered the doors.

“We are trying to bring some awareness to the community, this has been an on-going issue, we have had several victims that have been affected, families that have been affected, it has affected all of us,” Huber said.

At the end of February, according to Savannah Huber, her daughter Addison was struck by a truck; the driver then fled.

“It was a Sunday afternoon, we were at home, kids were playing outside with their friends, nothing abnormal about this. I received a phone call from my 12-year-old son saying that his sister had been hit by a truck,” Huber stated.

“We were crossing the road, and this lady waved me on before I crossed the road and the guy just ran through the road, ran me over, and then went along,” child involved in hit-and-run, Addison Christman said.

The next day, another kid was struck.

Carissa Murdock, whose 12-year-old son is still healing, said it has been traumatizing for him.

“Still on a day-to-day basis we are through therapy, doctors, numbers of appointments to ensure that he is okay,” Murdock said.

These families are hoping that by telling their tale, others would join the struggle even though they know that the grief may never go away.

“I wanted to come out to speak for other children who couldn’t or passed away or maybe can’t talk to this day to raise awareness,” Christman said.

Both mothers stated that they hoped to get the attention of some Little Rock legislators in order to modify the law because, in their opinion, leaving the scene is not an accident.