On the afternoon of Tuesday April 5th, 2016, a man was charged with hitting a family of three with his vehicle while they were crossing the street in St. Ann. 23-year-old, Jeremy Jamison of Florissant was charged with two counts of second degree assault.
Police state that Quajjina Allen, a mother and a father who has yet to be identified were pushing their infant, Kodi in a stroller on Ashby Road close to St. Charles Rock Road. Suddenly, Jamison, who was high on heroin at the time, hit the infant and parents. Jamison disclosed that he purchased heroin from a drug dealer and inhaled it moments prior to hitting the pedestrians.
When Jamison hit the family, the infant was ejected 8 to 10 feet into the air. Although the infant remains in critical condition, medical professionals expect him to survive. The father suffered from a leg injury while the mother was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
According to police, after Jamison hit the family, he nodded and drove off. Accident witness Courtney Meyer explained that it was one of the saddest incidents she has ever seen in her life.
Narcan, a drug designed to treat a heroin overdose was given to Jamison. St. Ann police officials state that medics revived him and he will be charged accordingly, but he is very lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, heroin overdoses are a rising issue, particularly in North St. Louis County.
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