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Girl Hit by Car in Chase Reacts to National Attention

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It's been two weeks since 8-year-old Cassidy Wall was hit by a car during a police chase in east Erie.

"I feel happy that I'm safe and alive," said Cassidy.  "I thank God for all the stuff he did for me for that Friday night."

The shocking incident was captured on a neighbor's security camera.  Cassidy was playing on her scooter when a car struck by a fleeing vehicle during a police chase ramped the curb, crashing into her.

"Sometimes I think about it, and I have headaches." said Cassidy.

Cassidy suffered a concussion.  Her 5-year-old sister Zmyiah just narrowly missed being hit by the car as well.

"I didn't want to go to bed upstairs, because I was so scared," said Zmyiah.  "The cars scare me."

The story is now gaining national attention, after being picked up by the Today Show, the New York Daily News, and over a dozen other news station across the country.

"It is kind of amazing that so many people do care," said Cassidy's father Delorean Wall.  "To the people that's out there, I'd like to show you my appreciation."

Despite enduring this traumatic situation, Delorean says his family will pull through.

"I've got strong daughters...that's how I raised my kids," said Delorean.  "They were very brave and they thought quick and I'm very proud of my daughters."

Two men have been charged in connection to this crash.
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