(Via KARK) A 9th grader in Russellville was not at school on the first day after a car ran into her last week.
“Wake up, go to school, school stuff.”
That’s what Jessie Mills, should have been doing Monday morning. But her backpack, is hung up at home.
Instead, Jessie is at home, recovering from an accident that happened Thursday afternoon.
“I was walking down the street going to hang out with my friends.”
Waiting to cross at Detroit Street.
“The truck hes like he stopped and was like go hurry and I didn’t think to look the other way.”
The next thing Jessie said she remembers, “I looked to the side and the car was right in my face and I tried to run and and then it hit me.”
Russellville Police found Jessie in the intersection afterward.
The driver of that car told police she saw the girl right in front of her and slammed on the brakes.
Which left Jessie with a stitched and bruised face, and a broken leg.
“I looked down and my leg was poked out like that,” said Jessie. “I looked down blood is going down my face my eyes you can see.”
“We’re just thankful she’s not hurt any worse than she is,” said Jessie’s father Billy.
He’s warning all drivers now that kids are out walking to school.
Billy said, “There’s just not cross walks all over in rural Arkansas so just be aware look down the road.”
While her backpack is on the hook now, Jessie does have plans to have her first day of school.
“As soon as my face gets better because I’m not going to school looking like this.”
Police said since Jessie was not crossing in a marked cross walk, the driver will not be charged or cited.