Sherman police warning drivers after cars hit three pedestrians in a week

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Sherman police say they're seen an increase in accidents involving pedestrians over the past week or so. And now, they have a warning for both drivers and pedestrians.

"We've had quite a few for a while."

Three people including two children have been hit by cars since last Sunday.

The first, on Cleveland and Carter in Sherman Sunday. Police say an 11-year-old boy was hit on his skateboard and had to be flown to a Dallas Hospital.

The next day, a four-year-old boy was hit by a car on East and Sycamore. Both are expected to survive.

"The driver, it's their ultimate responsibility to watch the road at all times," said Sherman police Lt. John Kennemer.

On Sunday, it happened again. This time a black SUV hit a 23-year-old man near Dorchester and Hurt Street in Sherman before taking off.

The man suffered arm injuries and was taken to a hospital.

"It's unbelievable really," said Robert Ingram.

Ingram lives down the street.

He said sometimes people speed down the road but it's usually very quiet.

"It's really surprising to hear that, especially in this neighborhood."

Sherman police Lt. John Kennemer says drivers need to put their full attention on the road.

"Always be thinking of the worst thing that could happen and try to plan for that," he said. "Don't be texting and driving, talking on the phone."

And the same goes for pedestrians.

Kennemer warns it may get worse during the holidays.

"Keep in mind kids are gonna be getting bikes, skateboards. They won't be paying attention. Take extra time and be cautious," Kennemer said.

If you have any more information on the whereabouts of that black SUV you're asked to give Sherman police a call.



 
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