Grandmother and grandson hit by van while crossing street in Norfolk

Posted at 8:36 PM, Aug 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-28 20:31:43-04

Norfolk, Va. - A grandmother and her 1-year old grandson were hit by a van while trying to cross the street in Norfolk on Thursday night.

On Friday, grandmother Mildred Myrick told their story.

"God pulled me through. I thank God," she said.

It happened on the corner of Tidewater Drive and St. Julian Avenue around 8 o'clock Thursday night. Myrick says she was pushing her 1-year old grandson Arthur in a stroller as they were coming back from the store, when out of nowhere a van slammed right into them.

"That was so scary," Myrick said. "I was like 'Oh, Lord. Am I getting ready to pass?'"

Myrick says the van was speeding, coming from underneath the overpass on Tidewater Drive. She says she knew she and her grandson were about to be hit.

"I couldn't move. I was hurting really bad and then I'd seen the stroller just sitting there."

Myrick says the driver of the van came back and stopped to check if she and the baby were okay. But she says the woman behind the wheel refused to give her information.

"I said, 'I need your license and license plate number' and she was like, 'Please ma'am don't sue or whatever, because I ain't got a penny for nobody to sue me,'" Myrick said.

That's when Myrick says the woman took off.

"She got in her van and took off," she said. "Just whipped past us like we were ghosts."

Now police are investigating this as a hit and run.