‘I’m holding this one even tighter now’ Mississippi mother’s fears relieved after 8-year-old escapes serious injury after being hit by car

Published 7:43 am Wednesday, July 7, 2021

An 8-year-old child escaped serious injury Monday afternoon when she was struck by a car on Garden Grove Street in Oak Park Subdivision.

According to Warren County Sheriff’s reports, the child and a companion were crossing the street when she was struck by a westbound 2012 Dodge Charger driven by Sherrod Dillamar, 35. Dillamar gave a Vicksburg address and lives in the area.

The child was taken to Merit Health River Region, where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

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The incident remains under investigation.

“I’m holding this one even tighter now,” the child’s mother said in a Facebook post about the incident. “This is her second ER visit in the past two months. This was her first, and hopefully last, ambulance ride.”