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Girl hit by car: 'I just want to ask them why they hit us'

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The children walked out of this home just before being hit by a car.  (Source: Shaun Kraisman) The children walked out of this home just before being hit by a car. (Source: Shaun Kraisman)
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Sydney Hopkins says she wants to know why a car hit her, two of her siblings, and a friend Saturday night in Summerville.

"We were outside getting WiFi in our neighbor's yard when we heard a really fast car," said 10-year-old Sydney."We all started running and then we saw the headlights...I can't remember if one of us fell. We stopped and helped and the car came really fast and we all just got hit."

According to family members, Sydney, 13-year-old Evan Hopkins, 14-year-old Dotty Jackson, and 10-year-old Harleigh Eury had just sneaked out of the Hopkins' Sangaree home on Paddock Way around 11:30 p.m. when they were struck by a silver Ford Taurus traveling west on the road.

"I just want to ask them why they hit us," Sydney said."They shouldn't have done it because a lot of us are hurt and they should've just stopped."

Family members say Jackson is the Hopkins' step-sister, and Eury was spending the night at their home.

Sydney was released from the Medical University of South Carolina on Sunday, but the other three children are still in the Intensive Care Unit, family members said. Dotty Jackson underwent surgery on Sunday. According to family members, all three children are expected to be released.

"I don't know why I got hurt less because I'm the smallest," Sydney said."I thought I would be the one that got hurt the most."

According to family members, the children were walking to a spot near the curb across the street to access Wi-Fi on their smart phones when they were hit.

Family members at MUSC said the motorist kept going following the accident.

Concerned parents in the neighborhood say speeding on that road is so commonplace that speed bumps are necessary in an area saturated with young children.

If you have any information about this crime please call the Highway Patrol at 843-953-6010 or 843-953-6032.

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