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Seven Springs father runs over daughter with car

Posted July 21, 2010
Updated September 7, 2010

— A 15-month-old Wayne County girl was critically injured Wednesday morning when her father accidentally ran over her with a car in the family's front yard, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.

Demarco Garner, of Camp Jubilee Road in Seven Springs, was unloading materials from his 1999 Cadillac Escalade. He then moved the vehicle forward and accidentally ran over Jaliyah Garner.

The child was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital where she was in critical condition.

The Highway Patrol said it does not expect to file charges.


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  • emeraldangeleyes Sep 7, 2010

    i know this child's aunt i graduated with her. the family is praying and asks that everyone does so as well liyah is recovering and they've put this n God's hands

  • luv2sing89 Jul 23, 2010

    Last update was Wednesday, 2:08 pm. Is the girl still critical? She didn't pass away did she?

    My prayers are with this family. I cannot imagine living this nightmare.

  • itsmyownopinion Jul 21, 2010

    This is very sad. I hope the baby makes a complete recovery.

    I am reminded of the death of Steven Curtis Chapman's little girl. He wrote and recorded a song in her memory.

  • Doctor Dataclerk Jul 21, 2010

    So sorry for the child and the daddy.

  • Tenderhardt Jul 21, 2010

    children have the ability to move in the blink of an eye. When my son was but 18 months old, my mom was watching over him and turned her back for a moment..we found him walking down the road! Hope the baby recovers swiftly and thank goodness the people on golo have not attacked the family and blamed them for this. I am sure they have already beaten themselves in the ground.

  • sweet4you Jul 21, 2010

    Extremely tragic. I pray for the entire family.

  • amyc74 Jul 21, 2010

    Poor little baby. I hope that she pulls out of it. If not that poor father will never forgive himself. Prayers to all involved.

  • Topsail Girl Jul 21, 2010

    Poor baby. I sure hope she recovers. I know her father must be devastated.

  • shantyman Jul 21, 2010

    please lord, touch this family and help to heal this little one. help the family be strong and to have faith in your awesome power.

  • ncbrwneyegurl Jul 21, 2010

    this is awful, prayers for all.