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Hit and Run Leaves Woman Injured in WalMart Parking Lot

UPDATE @ 9:15pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Her neck and pelvis are broken, her left shoulder is injured, and she is bruised from head to toe; but Kelly Smith just feels lucky she lived to tell about it.

Smith was going to run a quick errand at the WalMart in South Williamson Friday night when she was hit by a car.

Kelly tells WSAZ.com she had just parked her car around 5:00 p.m. when she realized, that the driver of a car wasn't going to give her a second to get out of the way.

Kelly told WSAZ.com from her hospital bed Saturday that she's so grateful to God for saving her life.

Kelly has two young daughters ages ten and seven.

She says she wants to thank the people in the parking lot who rushed to her side, and those who were speaking encouraging words or even spent time "holding and umbrella over my head."

Kelly says she doesn't know the man that hit her.

"I don't understand the circumstances to which this happened... I have forgiveness for him," Kelly said. "I hope he gets the help he needs."

Kelly says she got good news Saturday; doctors don't believe she will need surgery, but she will be in a neck brace for 12 weeks.

Kelly says she is thankful for family and so many good friends.

She says it is "such a miracle" that she is alive.



SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A woman was hit by a car while walking through a WalMart parking lot Friday night.

It happened around 5p.m. in South Williamson.

Kentucky State Police say Kelly Smith was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center. Saturday evening she was still listed as a patient; but her condition isn't being released.

Dispatchers are calling the accident a "hit and run."

State Police have not released the name of the person behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updates.


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