Neighbors worry about safety at site of hit and run crash - WEEK

PEORIA (25 NEWS) -Residents who live nearby the hit and run crash on the 1600 block of NE Glen Oak Avenue said cars are always speeding in the area, leaving them worried about their safety.

Resident Shanika Hughes said she’s concerned for the children’s safety, who often take that route to school or walking to the store.

“It’s dangerous,” Hughes said.

“There’s children, there’s people that have lives, they have family,” she added. “Why should anybody be hurt because people are either driving too fast or not paying attention?”

Spokesperson for Peoria Police Department said they have responded to one crash per year in the area over the past three years.

Police say 43-year-old Karrie Brunswig is the driver who hit a child on a bicycle, leaving the scene and leaving the child seriously hurt Tuesday night.

Brunswig was arrested Wednesday and her vehicle has been recovered.

She is now charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to give aid or information, failure to report an accident, driving with a suspended license, and driving without insurance.

In 2021 alone, Brunswig has been arrested for several traffic infractions like DUI and driving on a suspended license.

The child is still in the hospital in critical condition.

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