This past weekend, a seven-year-old girl died and three other children have suffered serious injuries because the driver was driving under the influence. The three surviving children, as well as the driver, were quickly driven to the hospital after the female driver crashed into a South Los Angeles home Sunday evening.
Officials have said that the car was traveling “at a high rate of speed” when it struck a home in the 760 block of East 93rd street at or about 5:45 p.m.
Upon arrival at the scene, officials say that they found four children littered across the lawn and a woman pinned behind the wheel of her car. The seven-year-old girl was dead when officials arrived, but three other children, ages eighteen months, four years, and six years were rushed to a hospital in critical condition along with the thirty-six-year-old female driver.
It has been confirmed that the children were inside the car, at the time of the incident, but innocent bystanders rushed to the children's aid and pulled them out of the vehicle. No one inside the home sustained any injuries and the driver has been arrested for driving under the influence.
The LAPD is currently in an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the crash.
In Mississippi, the consequences of DUI child endangerment are severe. When a Mississippi driver, over the age of twenty-one, is arrested for DUI and the driver seriously injures or causes the death of a child under the age of sixteen; that driver will face a fine of $10,000.00 and shall be imprisoned by the Mississippi Department of Corrections between five to twenty-five years upon conviction.
If you or anyone you know has recently received a DUI, then please call the Law Office of Carmody, Stewart, & Mixon at (601) 948-4444.
More information on this case can be found at http://abc7.com/news/7-year-old-girl-killed-4-critically-injured-in-dui-crash-into-south-la-home/1430885/