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Black Georgia Mom Tracks Down Accused Hit-and-Run Driver After Her Son and Niece Were Injured

A Black Georgia mother refused to sit back and wait for authorities to catch the hit-and-run driver who broke her 10-year-old son’s leg and bruised her 5-year-old niece’s face in a crash.

Tiar Williams tracked down the accused driver herself, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Their family told the news station Elijah Williams was riding a big wheel with his cousin Daisia Warner close by around 3 p.m. July 23 when a driver hopped a curb and ran into them on a suburban Atlanta street.

DeKalb County police said the driver moved the children out of the street after the crash and left.

“How could you do something like that to kids?” Williams asked Channel 2.

Asia Warner, Daisia’s mother, told Channel 2 her daughter is still afraid.

“She’s terrified,” the mother said. “She screams every time she has to walk near a car.”

After the accident, Williams got a picture of the driver’s Jeep and started asking witnesses what they saw.

In that process, she got the name of one of the driver’s relatives, and that family member led her to 26-year-old Tarryl Langston, Channel 2 reported.

Williams called police, who arrested Langston at his house two days later and less than a mile away from the crash scene, Channel 2 reported.

“I found him,” Williams told Channel 2. “I put it all together. I added it up, subtracted, multiplied it. I did all that.”

Williams told the news station she will be praying for her son’s full recovery and she hopes the driver is praying too.

“I hope that he pray and he asks God to forgive him and God has mercy on him,” Tiar Williams said.

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