Warren County 8-year-old escapes serious injury after being hit by car

Published 8:51 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2021

An 8-year-old child escaped serious injury Monday afternoon when she was struck by a car on Garden Grove Street in Oak Park Subdivision.

According to Warren County Sheriff’s reports, the child and a companion were crossing the street when she was struck by a westbound 2012 Dodge Charger driven by Sherrod Dillamar, 35. Dillamar gave a Vicksburg address and lives in the area.

The child was taken to Merit Health River Region, where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

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The incident remains under investigation.

“I’m holding this one even tighter now,” the child’s mother said in a Facebook post about the incident. “This is her second ER visit in the past two months. This was her first, and hopefully last, ambulance ride.”

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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