KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mother and her two young children were in the wrong place Wednesday morning, when a driver behind the wheel of a stolen truck ran a red light and barreled into their vehicle.
The mother and her three-year-old and ten-month-old children are in the hospital with serious injuries.
The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of E. 23rd Street and N. Topping Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.
Arnica Combes lives two doors down from the intersection and came running when she heard a boom.
"The lady was like, 'Oh my babies!' So I went to help her get the babies out of the car," said Combes.
She said the 3-year-old was crying, but the 10-month-old was silent at first.
"So I held the baby close," said Combes. "Oh it was a tragic moment. I swear to God, it shouldn't happen like this."
As Combes, the woman and her children waited for help, she said the driver of the black truck ran away from the crash, tearing his clothes off as he left.
Police only have a vague description of the suspect, but said he may have injuries on the left side of his body. Combes hopes police can find him.
"That could have been someone in his family. How would he feel if someone hit and ran on his family?" said Combes.
Another man in a third car was also hurt, but police said his injuries were less severe.
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