An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Sometimes I’ve just gotta shake my head…it prevents me from screaming or crying. Which is what I did when I read this.
The boy being held in his mother’s lap was killed when the SUV they were riding in collided head-on with a semi-truck on Badger Road just before 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.
Three-month-old Angel Mendoza Garcia was thrown from the SUV and died at the scene, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary.
A child’s car seat was in the back seat, but it was not secured.
Excuse me? Okay, let’s see here…you have a car seat in the car, yet you CHOOSE to hold a 3 MONTH OLD in your lap? Are you insane???
The mother, 25-year-old Luciana Garcia Silva of Sumas, suffered internal injuries and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She was in critical condition in the intensive care unit Wednesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
They were in the front passenger seat of a 1997 Ford Explorer going east on Badger near Northwood Road when the SUV crossed the center line and collided with a westbound semi-truck, Leary said. It was obvious to state troopers that the SUV went well into the wrong lane of traffic because the passenger side of the vehicle where the mother and son sat took the most impact, he said.
The SUV driver ran from the scene. Leary would not say how they linked Lopez to the crash.
The driver, once found, will likely be charged with vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run, Leary said. Garcia Silva could be charged with reckless endangerment, he said.
Could be? COULD BE?? This woman should be charged with the death of this baby. But for the fact that she, for whatever reason, bypassed the carseat, and CHOSE to hold that precious baby in her lap, that baby might be alive. Maybe not, but his chances would have been greatly improved.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…people should be temporarily sterilized at puberty and not be able to have it reversed unless and until they pass a rigorous parenting test.