Kansas City woman accused of hitting another woman with car

Posted at 5:51 PM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 18:51:41-04

A Kansas City woman is in jail after being accused of running over another woman with her vehicle in December.

Danielle L. Kirkwood, 34, is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

The incident happened on Dec. 10, 2016 in the 7200 block of 104th St. Police were called to the area for a disturbance outside.

When they arrived, they found a woman sitting in the street who said she was hit by a vehicle. She was taken to an area hospital for broken ribs, a punctured lung and abrasions to her face and back.

At the hospital, the victim said she was at her home with her daughter when they heard a window smash outside. The pair found the daughter’s boyfriend hitting her vehicle’s rear window with a baseball bat. The man was throwing clothing from inside the vehicle onto the ground in an effort to dig out his own clothes, court documents say.

The victim told police her daughter and the man began to argue down the driveway until they were in the middle of the street. She said she saw Kirkwood sitting in the driver’s seat of a gray Nissan down the street.

According to the victim, Kirkwood is the ex-girlfriend of the man.

The victim said she watched Kirkwood drive the vehicle down the street directly at the group standing in the street, but missed.

Kirkwood then reportedly turned the vehicle around and drove back down the road so quick the victim didn’t have time to get out of the way. The victim told police she only remembers the vehicle driving over her head and the tire sitting on top of her chest before Kirkwood and the man drove away.

The man and the victim’s daughter were not injured.

When Kirkwood was taken into custody, she said she drove the vehicle at the women because one of them was trying to break out her windows with a hammer. Kirkwood said she didn’t realize she hit someone until she saw posts about it on Facebook.

No other charges have been filed in this case at this time.

Kirkwood is in the Jackson County Jail under a $50,000 bond.