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Woman charged with hitting children with car

Sharita Oliver (Source: SCSO) Sharita Oliver (Source: SCSO)
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A woman is behind bars, accused of hitting three children with her car during a fight.

Sharita Oliver is charged with the attack in North Memphis.

A 1-year-old baby is now in a full body cast and in need of blood transfusions at Le Bonheur after police said Oliver drove her car over the sidewalk and into a group of people.

It was a horrifying scene that was all caught on camera. The video is disturbing and may not be suitable for all viewers.

Family members said it all started with two kids arguing over candy and it escalated to a violent scene.

In the video, one woman hit the car with a pipe, breaking the glass. People of all ages stood around as the driver of a blue car hit the gas and plowed into a group of people. You can hear the screams on the video.

"I blanked out," grandmother Ketta Franklin said. "I didn't even see my grandbaby get hit or my son and when I turned around I just seen my grandbaby rolling in the dirt."

Rekevia Stephens, 1, is lying in a hospital bed in a fully body cast. Her grandmother said she has a cracked skull, broken hip, and cuts all over the right side of her body.

"They just put her in ICU and gave her a blood transfusion," Franklin said.

Markel, 1, suffered injuries to his liver and spleen. A 14-year-old family friend has a broken leg and another family member, who is five months pregnant, suffered a fractured hip. 

Everyone has now been released from the hospital except Rekevia.

"No baby should have to go through that," Clarissa Marshall said.

Family members said they didn't know the people who were fighting with weapons in the complex. They also don't know the person driving the car. But, they said they want someone to be turned in so they can get justice for the 1-year-old girl who was hit while just standing on her family's front lawn.

"It's not fair to that baby," Marshall said.

Monday, Oliver turned herself in to police. According to the police report, she admitted to being the driver of the car.

Oliver is charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment.

Family members said at this point it is unclear how long the baby girl will be in the hospital.

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