A 10-year-old girl was recovering at home Tuesday, nearly three weeks after a car struck her as she was crossing the street near her middle school, leaving her badly injured.
The family of Alexys Garcia said they didn't think she'd make it home before Thanksgiving.
Garcia was running across Muscatel Street on Oct. 14 after attending Jefferson Middle School.
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She was not in a cross walk, and witnesses said the car that pulled out of a gas station on the corner just couldn't stop in time.
Garcia's family said through the bruising and broken bones, there were moments they weren't sure she was going to survive. She also lost a portion of her skull.
Since then, parents have been rallying to get crossing guards at Las Tunas Drive, which has six lanes of heavy traffic with no crossing guard posted, just feet from Jefferson Middle School.
Parents who argued for crossing guards at the last city council meeting were upset because a discussion about guards was not included on the agenda for Tuesday night's meeting.