Melissa Police Seeking Driver of Semi That Ran Over Car Carrying Mom, 4-year-old on U.S. 75

Police in Melissa are looking for the driver of a semi that ran over a car carrying a mother and her four-month-old son on U.S. 75 on Thursday and then fled the scene.The incident took place about 11:30 a.m., Sherman's KXII-TV reported.Brittany Smith of Sherman and her 4-month-old son Gabriel were heading southbound toward Allen when she noticed the 18-wheeler towing a trailer to one side of her."I saw it initially and was trying to get away from it because the lanes were kinda small," she told the news station.She tried to accelerate to get out of the way but the truck changed lanes, she said, pushing her compact car against a construction barrier."It was very terrifying," she said. "Once he pinned us, I didn't know what to do. All I can remember is seeing his wheels and praying that I don't go underneath his wheels."But her car did, in fact, go underneath the wheels of the trailer, rolling several times and suffering significant damage."I could see blood on my hands, bruises," Smith said. "I really didn't care. I wanted to get my child out of the car."  Continue reading...

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