Hit-And-Run Crash Leads To Arrest After One Woman And Child Die
The driver of a black Audi was arrested after a hit-and-run crash killed a woman and a child, according to this report from NBC DFW. Kendrick Demon Collins, 28 years old, was driving northbound on Interstate 35W in Northlake on Sunday afternoon when his Audi A6 changed lanes and collided with a Toyota. This second car was pushed into the concrete barrier, causing it to roll several times. This happened around 3:40 in the afternoon.
Inside the Toyota was a 59-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl, both of whom died at the scene. There was also a 3-year-old boy, who survived and had to be flown to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Audi, later identified as Collins, allegedly stopped about 100 yards from the crash site. He was told by onlookers that the Toyota had rolled, but he then allegedly fled the scene. He continued, actually passing the crash site again after a u-turn. He later had to stop because of a flat tire. That’s when the police were able to capture him and put him into custody.
As parents, we teach our children to take responsibility for their actions, to reach out and help others no matter the consequences. In this man’s case, his choosing to abandon the scene and flee will lead to far worse charges than if he’d stayed. Traffic accidents are called accidents for a reason. Sometimes it is a brief moment of distraction that causes them. But choosing to flee? That is not an accident. That is a conscious, and vile, decision.