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Jeremy Jamison, 23, of Florissant is charged with two counts of second-degree assault. (KMOV-TV) Jeremy Jamison, 23, of Florissant is charged with two counts of second-degree assault. (KMOV-TV)
ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A man is charged with hitting a family of three with a car while they were crossing the street in St. Ann Tuesday afternoon. 

Jeremy Jamison, 23, of Florissant is charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

According to police, Quajjina Allen, the mother, and the unidentified father were pushing their infant child, Kodi, in a stroller on Ashby Road near St. Charles Rock Road when they were hit by Jamison, who was high on heroin. Police say Jamison admitted to buying heroin from a drug dealer and ingesting it shortly before the accident.

Police believe Jamison nodded off and drove through the intersection, hitting the family.

Courtney Meyer, witness of the accident said, “It was one of the saddest things I’ve seen in my entire life, very hard to watch.”

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The baby was thrown 8-10 feet into the air and is in critical condition, but is expected to survive. The mother was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, and the father sustained a leg injured.

Jamison was given Narcan, a drug used to treat a heroin overdose.

Chief Aaron Jimenez from the St. Ann Police said, “Fortunately for him the medics revived him. He’s going to be charged accordingly, but he’s lucky to be alive.”

Jamison was taken into custody by St. Ann police.

Authorities said heroin overdoses are becoming a big problem, especially in North St. Louis County.

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