Little girl hit by car in North Las Vegas on life support
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's every parent's worst nightmare: to see your child in a hospital bed on life support. For the family of Amelia Decker, otherwise known as Mia, it's a horrible reality. She was one of the little girls hit by a car in North Las Vegas.
The six-year-old, described as so full of life, is now fighting to live. She's in intensive care at University Medical Center.
"I just want her to be back home with her family, and they're saying that's most likely not going to happen," says her mother, Michelle Terry.
"Children are supposed to bury their parents, not the other way around," says her father, Christopher Decker.
Mia's mom and dad haven't left her side since she was rushed to UMC Friday night.
"It really hurts so bad, I can't do anything to help her," Michelle says. "I just sit with her, read to her, and sing to her."
Mia and two other little girls were on their way home from the park around 6:45 p.m. They were in the marked crosswalk at Camino Eldorado and Bent Arrow Drive when they were hit by an elderly driver.
The girls were with two teenagers, one of whom is Mia's older sister, Kaelyn.
Kaelyn called her mom crying immediately after the accident. When Michelle got there, she found Mia laying lifeless in the road.
"I got down by her, and just started talking to her, rubbing her, trying to get her attention, and she just wasn't there," she describes.
At the crash site, friends, classmates, even complete strangers, are stopping to leave flowers, cards and stuffed animals. It's their way of reaching out to Mia and her family.
"I can't imagine what they're going through," says neighbor, Rene Schram.
"I've been praying really hard, hoping enough prayers would bring her through it," adds family friend, Elaine Willet.
People who live in the area say the intersection has long been a danger. Mia's parents just wish what happened to their daughter, didn't have to prove it.
"Unfortunately, my child might die because one car didn't stop," Michelle says.
"Drivers, please for the love of God, slow down," Christopher adds.
The other two girls are also at UMC. We're told they are critical, but improving. As for the driver, she's a 78 year-old woman from Henderson. Police are not yet saying if she'll be charged.
A Facebook page has been established with information and pictures about the three little girls. It can be found here.