Phoenix Man Gets In Head-on Collision, Killing 5-Year-Old; Cops Think Alcohol May Have Been a Factor in 8 a.m. Crash

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Unfortunately, it looks like yesterday's crash in Phoenix is leading to all three.
If Phoenix police are right on this one, then just about nothing was appropriate inside the sedan that crashed head-on into a Chevrolet truck Monday morning.

Police say a 5-year-old boy in the sedan died in the crash, as cops believe the boy not only was not restrained by a car seat, but wasn't wearing a seat belt at all. And he possibly was in the front seat of the car, too.

To make matters worse, Phoenix police say, the sedan's driver, a 19-year-old man, did not have a driver's license, and alcohol impairment is suspected in the 8 a.m. crash.

In fact, police say none of the three occupants of the sedan was wearing a seat belt, leaving all three injured or worse.

Five-year-old Angel Alvarez died, and his 21-year-old mother sustained "serious injuries" in the crash.

The 19-year-old driver was in critical condition but was expected to survive, police said Monday afternoon.

His name hasn't been released because of his "incapacitating injury," and charges against him are pending.

Phoenix police say the 19-year-old was driving north on 37th Avenue when he crossed over the center line, into oncoming traffic, specifically the Chevy Silverado.

The Silverado driver was wearing a seat belt, the air bag went off, and the driver wasn't injured.

Again, the identity of the driver hasn't been released yet, but police say he's facing charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Check back for updates.

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pedroandlauraramirez
pedroandlauraramirez

Pedro is a very good parent I have a son with Pedro n he always made sure his son was strapped in!!! this is all an accident. :( My son needs his daddy pls keep him in ur prayers

JC-dubstep
JC-dubstep like.author.displayName 1 Like

i served time with this kid and he is a good guy he works hard and the situation was unfortunate but he is not illegal and is truely sorry for what happened

 

 

j.c. and d.g.

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

Do I even need to say it?  It is obvious that these are illegal immigrants.  Anyone who has spent anytime in Mexico knows that this is how they drive there.  What few traffic laws that do exist are unenforced and drunk driving (even at 8 AM) is a national pastime.

mwmike
mwmike

 Racists are a greater threat to this country than drunk drivers.

2 guesses
2 guesses

Absolutely. 

Some of them have semi-automatic guns, a history of domestic violence, known affiliation with nationalist socialist groups, hate "illegals," type, talk and write about hating illegals, and will shoot a 2 year old, her mother, and her grandmother in the head. 

Maxonepercent, we know you are a racists, but do you own guns?

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

No, but your momma likes to ride my "gun" if you know what I am saying...all night long :)

Look, I have no hatred for illegals, they are people like you and I.  However, they come from a lawless and totally bass-akward country where driving around drunk at 8 am with your kids on the front seat is perfectly acceptable.  Don't believe me?  Spend a few weeks living down in Mexico City or Tijuana, trust me that will open your eyes.

Frankly, I don't understand why any American citizen would want to claim these scumbags as their own, you really want to be associated with the kind of scum that drives around drunk with their kids in the car in morning rush-hour traffic?

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

Yes indeed, people with opinions different from your limited view of things are much more dangerous to the general public than drunks who drive around at 8 AM with their kids bouncing around unrestrained in the front seat.  Free thought is the single greatest threat mankind has ever faced!  Many, many dictators over the years would agree wholeheartedly.

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

...says the sheep.  Baa, Baa sheep.  Time to drink your kool-aide...

mwmike
mwmike

 Biased, prejudiced, illiterate racists aren't capable of "free thought".

Erica Julien
Erica Julien

They are not illegal immigrants, at least not the mom and the child that died. Don't make assumptions. 

Halfbreed
Halfbreed

 A drunk white boy by the name of Brandon Cole Cooley drove his hummer  on the wrong side of the freeway for over 10 miles today but he did not  crash into anybody.

Happytrails
Happytrails

 white folks never get drunk and drive is that what your saying?

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

Not at all, but how many white folks do you think drive around drunk at 8 AM in west phoenix with their kids in the car not even wearing safety belts and undoubtedly bouncing around in the front seat?

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

 Agreed.  But drunks who drive around with their kid in the car at 8 AM on a weekday are a special breed of fucked up people if you ask me.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Not a conclusion worth jumping to. The situation is tragic regardless of the ethnicity of those involved.

I don't know many 19 year olds who haven't driven after drinking but were able to escape such horrendous consequences as this.

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

I know quite a few 19 year-olds who have never driven drunk, the majority of people that age still know the difference between right and wrong.  But I digress, how many 19 year olds do you know who drive around drunk at 8 AM with their 5 year old son in the car not wearing a seat belt and hanging out in the front seat?  This is not just "dumb kid behavior" this is the action of a person with a blatant disregard for human life.  I hope he rots in prison until the day he dies.

sillyme
sillyme

The first, cognizant thing you have typed. 

I was really worried. 

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

Justification: 
1. Child's Name is Angel Alvarez
2. Child was not in a seat belt or child-seat
3. This occurred on the southwest side of the city

Matthew Hendley
Matthew Hendley

 YPS: Three people in the sedan -- the allegedly impaired driver, the youngster, and his mother. The driver of the other vehicle was fine.

Marcy
Marcy

The story says there were three people in the SEDAN and the 19 year old driver of the SEDAN was drunk and crashed into a TRUCK.

Sober up honey.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

read the story.  The 19 year old was the only one in his vehicle.

I'm wondering how you justify immediately assuming the kid is hispanic?

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

I agree..peace

mwmike
mwmike

 like peace, man.

Ted
Ted

 peace what? what are you saying peace all the time for?  are you like 17 years old?

Phil
Phil

Ummm where did it mention the immigration status? Are you an insider leaking information? Your jumping to conclusions without facts. You think someone with an Hispanic name could be an American making bad choices?

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

This says it all:

"Police say a 5-year-old boy in the sedan died in the crash, as cops
believe the boy not only was not restrained by a car seat, but wasn't
wearing a seat belt at all. And he possibly was in the front seat of the
car, too"

teknik1200
teknik1200

that's right, good god fearing white folk never every get DUIs in the morning.

*rolls eyes*

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

 Do white people have kids named "Angel Alvarez"?

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

So what if its racism?  Anyone can accuse anybody else of being racist, it doesn't make it true or important.  The constant and meaningless accusations of racism have watered the term down to have no value whatsoever.  You might as well call me a "poopoo head", it has just as much power.  When will you idiots realize that by calling someone a "racist" all you are really doing is saying "I can't think of a rational counter-argument so I am going to resort to calling you a name".  You are like a dumb sheep who has been conditioned to bleat "dat's racist" every time you are presented with an uncomfortable thought.

BTW, I know that many hispanics in this country are long time american citizens, but they aren't the ones driving around drunk at 8 AM with 5 year olds bouncing around in the front seat.  By and large they are law-abiding decent folk who have a healthy respect for their fellow human beings.

2 guest 2
2 guest 2

If your comment were replaced with the names of European Jews in the Germany in 1939, 
                                                  you would be a Nazi. 

But today, we call this 

                                                         RACISM. Simple.as.that. Tired of blatant racism hiding as nationalism and both being acceptable.  And, saddened that it is now acceptable/ordinary/common to read such hatred. By the way, a heck of a lot of people living in ARIZONA today have names with Spanish origins. Doesn't make 'em "illegal." Instead of reading all the comments here, READ A US HISTORY BOOK . . .  the one from high school. 

maxonepercent
maxonepercent

Exactly, Anglo names are involved.  I have never met anyone but a Mexican who would name their boy Angel.  That is like the most stereotypical "Vato" name in the world.  As in: "Hey, this is my ese Angel, they call him that because he can hook you up with the best angel dust you have ever had in your life homes"

Halfbreed
Halfbreed

 If they are half white my wifes side and half mexican my side like my 2 sons are they do. and others do not. it all depends on what kind of names you give them and if their dad is white or mexican. my sons have Anglo first names and Mexican a last name.

Ted
Ted

 No they are named billy joe cracker.

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