Mother and daughters recovering after car ran off road and knocked SUV into them

A mother and her two young daughters are recovering after a car went off the road, through the front yard, and into the side of their Chevrolet Tahoe, knocking it into the three of them.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 10:33 PM
Updated: Sep 15, 2020 9:12 AM

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Houston woman said she and her two daughters were nearly killed last Friday night.

According to mother Sherita Gaydee, she and her daughters were preparing to get into their Chevrolet Tahoe at Gaydee's mother's house when a car veered off the road, went through the front yard, and hit the side of the SUV in the driveway, knocking the vehicle into the three of them.

“The last glance that I got before I ended up on the ground myself, I really, really thought that he had smashed my four-year-old,” Gaydee said.

She and her two daughters were standing beside their vehicle, opposite the side the car struck.

“Once I looked up, I saw how fast he was going, there wasn’t time to do anything, and upon the impact, he hit me—he hit my car, causing my car to hit my left side.”

Gaydee said the collision knocked her to the ground and she slid. She said the man then walked away from the scene.

Gaydee indicated she's OK overall, just shaken up and bruised, but her two daughters have more severe injuries.

“My one-year-old, her left leg is broken, and she had to get stitches in her forehead, and the four-year-old, she’s got scratches on her face, and her lip was swollen pretty bad.”

Despite what may have caused this accident, Gaydee said speeding is a major problem on West Jefferson Street.

“It’s probably always be my biggest fear is something like this will happen, because sometimes they literally race side by side on this road. Like it’s gotten to the point that sometimes the police will sit at the church down here down the road.”

Gaydee said she wants to make sure the speeding ends before someone is killed, that since the road about twenty feet in front of the house was repaved, the issue is far worse.

She commented speed bumps would be a huge help, and she hopes to see the man who did this brought to justice.

“Gracious that we are still alive. God saw fit for us to still be here because it really could have went the other way.”

Houston police said they are still investigating, and that they are hoping the driver will turn himself in soon.

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