Drunk Driver Kills MMA Fighter's Son In Hit-and-Run
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A drunk driver struck and killed a 15-month-old boy in a horrific
pedestrian accident last week in Los Angeles. According to officials, a 72-year-old woman
struck a 15-year-old girl who was pushing a baby in a stroller near the
intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and 133th Street on Saturday afternoon.
The Hawthorne Police Department
said emergency first responders found the young girl and the toddler lying
near the crosswalk. Witnesses chased down the driver and blocked her from
leaving the scene. Witnesses also claimed the teenager had the right-of-way
as the driver plowed through the intersection. Officials say the teen
suffered serious injuries but is in stable condition. The accident left
the baby brain dead, according to his parents.
Hawthorne Police arrested the 72-year-old motorist at the scene of the
crash. She faces charges of fleeing a scene of a hit-and-run and driving
under the influence. Police say she is in custody, and her bail is set
The baby boy is the son of a popular MMA fighter. The toddler was found
not breathing and without a pulse at the scene, according to first responders.
The boy was resuscitated but declared brain dead several hours later.
The family of the 15-month-old boy decided to donate his organs and removed
him from life support on Sunday evening. The baby’s parents hope
his organs will save the lives of other children in need and save parents
from having to lose a child.
Drunk driving results in thousands of deadly traffic accidents every year
in the United States. If you have been harmed by the reckless misconduct
of a drunk driver,
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today.