In the Wake of a Hit and Run, A Family Struggles
Anchorage family left without a vehicle, income after collision last week
But not being able to hold her kids, Tasha said, makes the struggle with her injuries even harder.
“Little kids are little kids,” she said, “and they love mommy, especially our baby. My baby will want to jump up into our lap, and our baby will want me pick her up and hold her on my lap and want to hug me around my neck.” But that sends pain down her arm and numbness down her fingers, “and so I can't cuddle with my baby, I can't give them that one-on-one close parent time because of the pain.”
“When I go in my room and close my door, I'll cry because... this is a lot for me to deal with,” she said.
The family is getting help from the people in their church—rides for the kids and help with errands around town—as they struggle with their new reality.
Today, though, the Anchorage police may have brought Tasha and Reggie at least some sense of closure: Investigators issued a warrant for the driver who hit them.
Delmar Spencer (pictured below) now faces charges for leaving the scene of an accident, and driving without insurance. They say that Spencer already has two felony warrants, one for violating his parole, and another for drug charges. You can call police at 786-8900, or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP, if you have any information related to Spencer’s whereabouts.