Drunk Driving Mother Kills 3-Year-Old Son
At about 5:00 am on Saturday, November 9th, when a 26-year-old mother picked up her 3- and 8-year-old sons from their fathers house and drove off with them. A short while later, the highly intoxicated mother, who was driving the wrong way on Mykawa Road in south Houston, lost control, veered and slammed head-on into a large concrete barrier at a significate rate of speed and smashed in the entire front end of her vehicle. The mother suffered massive chest injuries and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital in critical condition. However, she is expected to survive. Her 8-year-old son suffered a badly broken leg and he too will recover, but the 3-year-old, who was in a car seat, but one of the wrong size in which he was not properly buckled in, suffered serious head injuries and he died shortly after the collision. According to HPD officers on the scene, both the vehicle and the mother smelled strongly of alcohol and she vomited numerous pills after the collision. She has been place under arrest at the hospital and now faces felony murder and intoxication assault charges. Investigation of this tragedy continues, including why the kids’ father let them be taken away.
There is so much wrong with this incident! What father would let his clearly very drunk wife take their small kids in a vehicle she was completely unfit to drive? Why did the deceased little boy have the wrong kind of car seat? What kind of a mother drives a car in the condition this woman was obviously in, with her little kids in the car? Why does our society tisk, tisk every time this awful scenario plays out over and over and over, and then does absolutely nothing meaningful to prevent it? How many little kids have to die brutally and needlessly before we get serious about stopping drunk drivers?
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