Saturday, August 31, 2013

Arizona Car Crash

"Girl killed after 8-year-old brother crashed car in Phoenix, police say" by Paul Davenport |  Associated Press, August 30, 2013

PHOENIX — Half an hour after putting her two children to bed, a Phoenix mother discovered they were gone. Frantic and fearful they were kidnapped, she called police, who spotted her car near her apartment and tried to pull it over.

After it swerved and crashed into a pole, police found the driver was the woman’s 8-year-old son, and her 6-year-old daughter was a front-seat passenger.

The girl died early Thursday of injuries suffered in the Wednesday night crash, while her brother suffered an ankle injury that didn’t appear serious, police said....

After the crash, two patrol officers ran up to the crashed car, ‘‘thinking it’s a kidnap, that there’s a bad guy in there,’’ a police official said.

Instead they found the children in their pajamas and the girl seriously injured.


Also seeFather charged in baby’s car death in Ariz.

"Boy, 4, finds gun and kills his father

PRESCOTT VALLEY — A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father at a Prescott Valley home, authorities in northern Arizona said. The shooting occurred Friday when the 35-year-old man and his young son were visiting from Phoenix. Police said the boy found a gun in the living room and accidentally fired it. A bullet hit his father, Justin Stanfield Thomas (AP)."