Infant Twin Fights for Life After Speeding Cab Driver Causes Chain Reaction Accident
Twisted auto parts mark the spot on the sidewalk where a mother and her nine-month-old twin boys were struck by a speeding cab driver. The driver ran a red stoplight slamming into a parked minivan, propelling it into the back end of a Toyota pick-up truck. This chain reaction accident caused the pick-up truck to hit the mother as she stood on the sidewalk with her twin babies in a stroller. The mother and her babies had no chance to get out of the way. The cab driver was hospitalized with chest pains; his three passengers - a 40-year-old woman with a broken leg and wrist, an 8-year-old boy who suffered a broken nose, and a 16-year-old boy that suffered some facial injuries – where taken to the hospital, and all later released. One of the babies was left fighting for his life with a severe head trauma; his brother was seriously injured and the mother suffered minor cuts and bruises.
Police are unsure what caused the cab driver to lose control. A witness and friend of the cab driver said that he actually tried to swerve, but there was a double-parked vehicle in front of him and a speeding car along the side. Other witnesses said the cab driver was speeding and driving recklessly. Only a thorough investigation can answer some questions as to what really happened minutes before this serious auto accident, but the fact remains that the cab driver was driving on a suspended license and ran a red light.
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