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3-year-old recovering after being hit by SUV

Posted October 22, 2010

— A 3-year-old Henderson girl was recovering at Duke University Medical Center Friday after being struck by an SUV.

Jatoya Kingsberry was in fair condition after she was hit Thursday evening, while walking with her mother along Clark Street in Henderson to a store.

Shawanda Knott, the girl’s mother, said the toddler saw someone across the street and ran into traffic.

“Everything just happened so fast,” she said.

3-year-old recovering after being hit by SUV 3-year-old recovering after being hit by SUV

Witnesses told police that the SUV’s driver, Monkevious Peace, 19, was driving at a high rate of speed.

Peace said Friday that he wasn't speeding and there was nothing he could do to avoid hitting the girl when she ran in front of him.

Henderson police were still investigating the wreck and could decide by early next week whether to file charges in the case.

“I just thank God that Toya – you know,” the girl’s grandmother, Joyce Kingsberry said. “It could have been worse than what it was.”


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  • Adelinthe Oct 22, 2010

    Thank God she'll be ok.

    They can be so fast at that age.

    It's never too early to teach children about the dangers of the road and holding the hand of an adult whenever near one.

    God bless.


  • Squirreling Dervish Oct 22, 2010

    the story states she is in a hospital in Durham.....It clearly states the child was hit in Henderson..

  • blueice Oct 22, 2010

    So was she hit in Henderson and not Durham then??? The story states Durham....hmmmmmm

  • flyingcheetah92 Oct 22, 2010

    Thank goodness that she is alright! What a scary situation!

  • u stand corrected Oct 22, 2010

    here they go... bash away