Deadly Car Crash
Posted by Cassie Day on Aug 30, 2012 - 8:17:59 AM
HOLLYWOOD—On Wednesday, August 29 around 7:30
a.m., a mother and her two daughters were killed when their car collided
with another. The victims were 27-year-old Saida Juana Mendez-Bernardino,
Stephanie Cruz, 4, and Hilda Cruz, 6.
Mendez died at the scene.
Her the two children were taken to a local hospital, where they both died.
year-old-man driving a grey Infinity drove onto the wrong side of the road.
This caused him to collide head-on with the mother's blue Dodge Caravan,
pushing her vehicle into a light post. The accident occurred on the 800 block
of Highland Ave at Willoughby.
street corner was blocked for eight hours while police investigated the scene.
It is still not known what caused the driver to swerve. It is not confirmed if he
was under the influence of alcohol or speeding.
driver was also taken to the nearby hospital where he was initially in critical
condition. However, he is now reported to be in stable condition.
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