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WANTED! Kennett police search for driver who hit child on bike

Shae Nunnery was running an errand from her aunt's house to her grandmother's house at the time she was hit. (Source: Nunnery Family) Shae Nunnery was running an errand from her aunt's house to her grandmother's house at the time she was hit. (Source: Nunnery Family)
According to the police department, officers were dispatched to the area of Clipper and north Walnut just before 8 p.m. on Jan. 30, in reference to someone being hit by a vehicle. According to the police department, officers were dispatched to the area of Clipper and north Walnut just before 8 p.m. on Jan. 30, in reference to someone being hit by a vehicle.
KENNETT, MO (KFVS) -

The Kennett Police Department is searching for a suspect who hit an 8-year old girl in Kennett Saturday night. 

According to the police department, officers were dispatched to the area of Clipper and north Walnut just before 8 p.m. on Jan. 30, in reference to someone being hit by a vehicle.

Police report Vanessa Shae Nunnery was riding her bicycle on Walnut Street when a small white car ran the stop sign at the intersection of Clipper and Walnut Street and hit her back tire. Nunnery goes by her middle name, Shae.

Her father, Eric Nunnery, says she was running an errand from her aunt's house to her grandmother's house at the time she was hit.

Shae told her father she stopped at the stop sign, waited for the car to go, but it didn't.

Then she went ahead into the intersection, the car began driving, hit her bike, and sped off west down Clipper Street.

According to police, the child was thrown off of the bike and suffered minor injuries.

Nunnery got a call that his daughter had been hit and raced to her aunt's house.

"I was scared," Nunnery said. "It was all kinds of things going through my mind. I got choked up there for a minute, because I saw my daughter in the back of the ambulance. I didn't know what to think at first, because I didn't know exactly what was going on."

One witness described the suspect vehicle as a small two-door white passenger car with a wing on the back and a loud exhaust.

Shae's dad says he can't believe someone could just drive off after hitting his daughter.

"I don't get it," Eric Nunnery said. "No matter what I was doing, and even if I thought I had good reason to drive off. Which I would never do, but I just couldn't do that. It would drive me nuts. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night."

If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622.

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