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UPDATE: Neighbors call for changes at 'dangerous' Henderson intersection after hit-and-run

Family pleads for tips after girl badly hurt
8-year-old Henderson girl victim of hit-and-run
Posted at 2:20 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 07:51:08-05

UPDATE NOV. 30: An 8-year-old Henderson girl is still hospitalized at University Medical Center with some serious injuries after she was hit by a car Tuesday night.

Kimora Williams was hit at the intersection of Warm Springs and Driftwood and the driver took off.

Now, neighbors are demanding action to make that intersection safer.

Another neighbor and a family friend, Naomi Richardson says, "I wish they would do something to help these kids get across the street better, because it's a park over there. So kids aren't going across the street and play over there."

Neighbors say cars are flying through the intersection. Drivers don't stop at the stop sign. There is no crosswalk. And making things worse, there's a construction going on.

For Debbie Barajas, this hits close to home. She was hit by a car when she was only six years old. "They need a cross walk. They need more lighting over here."

As they push for these changes to happen, Kimora Williams continues to recover from her injuries.

"This little girl needs prayers," says Barajas.

The community has a message to the driver who took off.

"Man up or woman up and just turn yourself in because, we need closure, she needs closure and we need to keep our kids safe," says Richardson.

Kimora Williams' family has created a GoFundMepage to help with her medical bills.

UPDATE NOV. 29:  Family members identify the child as Kimora Williams.  The 3rd grade student was visiting her cousin across the street moments before the incident.

"It hurts to hear that this little girl got hit by somebody that kept going," said Naomi Williams.

Neighbors tell 13 Action News that stretch of Warm Springs has long been a concern.

"They don't slow down for anything," said one woman, "...I'm going to go to my church and I'm going to put her name in a prayer wall."

Loved ones say Williams is in a medically induced coma after her skull was fractured.  They're hopeful she will make a full recovery.

The family has set up a GoFundMepage to help cover expenses.

ORIGINAL:  Henderson police are asking for your help locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run on Nov. 28. The crash left an 8-year-old Henderson girl in critical condition.   
At 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the young girl was walking across the street at East Warm Springs Road and Driftwood Court, near Lake Mead Parkway, when she was struck by a silver Dodge Charger traveling westbound on East Warm Springs Road.
The driver of the silver Dodge Charger fled the scene of the accident and didn't stop to offer any assistance and did not call 9-1-1.
The victim was transported to University Medical Center.