It was a rough commute Friday morning in several areas of town. A young girl is hit while walking to school and a driver runs off the road and endangers an entire neighborhood, although miles apart the two accidents appear to have a connection.
As paramedics loaded the injured driver onto the gurney she was conscious and alert but also in a great deal of pain.
The people who live in the area around 53rd and Sorensen say they are too familiar with high speed accidents on the parkway but this one is worse than most.
Donna Parchment says, "Coming down there you have to be very careful turning the corner because they are just right on you back, they are right on your tail."
The accident has cracked the foundation of the house and came just a few inches from hitting the gas meter.
One witness to the accident tells Channel 6 News that it started at least a block earlier. He describes a revving engine and the car bouncing off of curbs on both sides of Sorensen.
The driver sustained several injuries but she was focused on an earlier accident. She described a young child being hit by a car on Hartman Avenue.
That child, a girl, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after she apparently ran into the street right in front of a car.
Sgt Joe Collins says, "There really is nothing she could have done any different. She wasn't speeding, she was being responsible. She even saw the children that had crossed before but she did not see this one child."
Investigators are not expected to cite the driver who hit the child and are looking at a possible medical condition for the crash on Sorensen.