As Reported by ktla.com
An 11-year-old girl has died after the car she was riding in overturned, and the driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter.
The accident happened early Sunday on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan.
Police say 31-year-old Carmen Huertas was driving with seven children, including her own daughter, to a sleepover at her Mount Eden home just before 1 a.m. Sunday when she lost control of the car.
The vehicle reportedly veered off road, flipped several times before hitting a tree.
Some girls were thrown from the car from the force of the impact, cops said.
Leandra Rosado, 11, of Chelsea, was taken to Saint Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan, and died there.
The other girls, ages 11 to 14, suffered broken wrists, broken legs, and contusions, according to a hospital spokesman.
Huertas’ 11-year-old daughter broke her wrist, he said.
Another tragedy in New York City involving speeding and children leads to death and unnecessary suffering of a family. This is further proof that as a parent you must not only be directly responsible for your children but also for the lives of others. As Car Accident Attorneys in New York City we see such preventable tragedy too often.
Don’t just think about your life, think about the lives of others. Imagine life with out your loved ones before you decide to endanger the lives of others, especially children, by driving recklessly or intoxicated. One poor choice could be monumental.