Sherman family begs hit and run driver to come forward

Published: Oct. 4, 2017 at 5:26 PM CDT
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A Sherman family says a driver ran a red light, crashed into their car and fled the scene.

Jeremy Peterson and Ashley Lamberth were taking their two young kids to a babysitter before work early Tuesday morning.

They say they were driving through the intersection at Houston Street and the U.S. Highway 75 access road when a maroon SUV ran a red light.

"We hit the brakes but the car didn't stop because the roads were wet," Lamberth said. "We slammed into the back passenger side of the driver's SUV."

The driver didn't stop.

"The SUV spun out, hit a road sign and then kept going," Lamberth said.

The couple says the crash scared them but they were able to focus on what was most important.

"My daughter, she was upset but said she wasn't hurt," Lamberth said. "I checked on my son and he was okay too. They both walked away without a scratch."

They managed to get the car to a nearby gas station and call police.

"Just come forward," Peterson said. "The driver needs to do the right thing."

Lamberth says the car is no longer drivable and that the family also has a van but it is broken down too.

"Please come forward because it was our only good car that we can use," Lamberth said. "We don't have the money to fix it or get a new one."

Lamberth says they only have liability insurance on their car.

The SUV involved in this hit and run probably has damage to it's passenger side.

If you know anything about this crime, call Sherman police at (903) 892-7290.