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911 Calls Released from Hopewell Hit and Run

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HOPEWELL (WRIC) - The 911 calls from a hit and run that injured a 4-year-old and five other people the day after Christmas have been released.

Several people witnessed the hit-and-run in the Canterbury area of Hopewell. Police arrived within minutes, but before they got there, many frantic calls for help were made to 911.

"Hello we have an emergency. Somebody just came by and hit two kids."

One chilling call after another.

"There's a girl laying in my backyard. Can't move."

"There's three people on the ground. The child is on the ground. Her mother's holding her. She can't move."

Everyone on the line begging for help.

"She hit the baby! She hit the baby!"

"Is the vehicle still there?" "Yes the vehicle riding up and down the street but the people still laying out here in my yard."

After seeing six people run down near Gloucester and Bolling Drive in Hopewell.

It happened in Antonio Stanford's backyard the day after Christmas.

Police say 24-year-old Satesha Linton got behind the wheel of her car and drove into the crowd of people. The youngest was just four years old.

"I think she panicked and hysterically just kept driving back and forth up and down and I kept telling her ‘hand me the keys' ‘hand me the keys and get out of the car,'" Stanford says.

Police say before the wreck, Linton, the driver of the car, had been involved in some sort of altercation with the people she was trying to run down.  

She's being charged with driving without a license and six felony counts of hit and run.

Linton was taken into custody when officers arrived and no one was seriously injured.

"I just thank God that it wasn't severe and it's a blessing that nobody got hurt severely," Stanford says.

This isn't Linton's first run-in with the law. She has several convictions on her driving record including driving without a license.


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