Grandfather, grandchildren unhurt after driver crashes into car belonging to late son

Grandfather, grandchildren unhurt after driver crashes into car belonging to late son

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man and his grandchildren narrowly escaped injury after a crash on Getwell Road on Monday evening.

Rick Mitchell said he had stopped on the side of the road after a losing a wheel on his car.

He took the children inside a Wendy's to wait for a tow truck. That's when he says another car came speeding down the road and plowed until his stranded vehicle.

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"I saw them coming,” Mitchell said. “I didn't think they would hit me... all of a sudden boom! Almost tore the car in half.”

What’s even worse, Mitchell said, is the 1977 Malibu Classic belonged to his son who died a few years ago.

Police said one person in the other vehicle was taken to the hospital and another man ran away from the scene.

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