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

Posted at 6:24 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 21:24:49-05

An 8-year-old Henderson girl is still hospitalized at UMC with some serious injuries after she was hit by a car Wednesday 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 GoFundMe page to help with her medical bills.