Hoover family searching for hit and run suspect after wreck with children in car

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — A Trussville family is shaken after being involved in a scary hit-and-run accident in Hoover.

Zach and Lindsey Lemley say that the person who crashed into their vehicle while their three small children were inside did not stay at the scene, but got back into his truck and drove away.

The family was parked at a red light in front of the Hoover Public Library around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday when a black GMC or Chevy-style truck ran into them.

The impact crushed the back of Lindsey’s trunk, forcing it into the backseat, where the couple’s three small children were sitting. The children range in age from three months to three years old.

“It turned all of their car seats up,” Lindsay said. “I’m so thankful, the car seats actually saved their lives.”

“I don’t remember much, other than coming to and Lindsey screaming, ‘The kids, the kids!’ and they’re in the back seat, screaming and crying,” Zach said. “You can’t get to them quick enough.”

The family is still recovering from the scary situation. Zach suffered a concussion in the crash, but the children are okay, except for cuts and bruises.

At this time, they’ll have to file with their own insurance company for the extensive damage to their vehicle. Lindsey says that she wants to see the person who hit them held accountable for leaving the scene.

“We teach our children that you have to take responsibility, and we want to see the man who did this do that too,” she said.

The couple shared their story online, and it’s gone viral, with more than 1,300 shares by Friday night.

Hoover Police tell CBS 42 they are working the crash. If you saw something Thursday night that can help the investigation or have information about the crash, call Hoover Police at (205) 444-7700.

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