Mother accused of plowing car into girls fighting in street

GRIFFIN, Ga. — A fight among a group of girls led to someone driving a car into a group of people, police say.

The incident happened around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday along Quilly Street in Griffin.

One person was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

Video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows a group of women fighting in the middle of the street.

The video then shows a car strike several in the crowd of people as it leaves the scene.

Five people were injured in the incident.

One person was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital.


Channel 2's Carl Willis spoke to a witness who described the chaotic scene.

“Young girls bleeding, people laying in the streets. The older lady that was in the wheelchair turned over in the street. I’ve not seen anything like that in my life,” said one witness, who wished to not be identified.

Police arrested Shameka Sharell Peoples, 31, of Griffin on Thursday night. She is charged with reckless driving, driving on wrong side of the road, failure to maintain lane, aggressive driving, hit and run, reckless conduct, 5 counts of aggravated assault, serious injury by vehicle and 2 counts of cruelty to children in the first degree.

Shameka Sharell Peoples.

The aunt, who only wanted to go by the name Barbara, said her niece broke several bones, including both hips. She said the incident was a continuation of an earlier fight. Barbara said

Peoples is the mother of one of the other girls in the fight, GSP confirmed.

“I was like, ‘Why would anyone do this to a person?” Barbara said.

Car rams into people fighting in the street

A driver rammed into a bunch of teenagers, who were fighting in the middle of the street. Now the search is on for the person behind the wheel. http://2wsb.tv/2x0dRQp

Posted by WSB-TV on Thursday, September 28, 2017