A Dallas mother is now behind bars after six children fell off the roof of her car while she was driving it. Kisha Young, 39, made the children ride on the hood because they were too wet to get into the car after leaving the pool.
The children, who ranged in age from 8 to 14, slipped off the car and were flung onto the road after Young took a corner too fast. A witness said that Young didn’t realize the kids were injured until she got to the end of the black.
Demi Garcia was in the front yard of her home with her father when they both witnessed the kids fall off the car.
“Then the mom started backing up after my dad ran over there to the kids. Cause they were trying to lift up the little girl,” she said.
Four of the children riding on the trunk were seriously injured and transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.
“Well of course we don’t know what they were thinking,” said Crowley police officer C.C. Meadows. “However, they weren’t thinking safety.”
All of the injured children have been treated and released except for a 12-year-old girl who was taken by CareFlite to an area hospital due to a severe head injury.
Police said Young was arrested and charged with intoxication assault, a third degree felony. She remained in jail Wednesday; bond has not been set.
Officials have not revealed the second adult’s name and are still investigating the incident. Police said additional charges are pending on both adults.
Child Protective Services has been contacted and is expected to investigate.