Skip to comments.Mother of two happy to be alive after losing legs in accident
Posted on 02/07/2008 6:43:44 PM PST by Ladycalif
The Napa woman whose legs were crushed when she was hit by a drunk driver Sunday night has a long, tough road to recovery.
Doctors at Queen of the Valley Medical Center operated on Lilian Clark the night of the crash, amputating both of her legs just above the knee, according to her husband, John Clark. Clark, 38, is the mother of two boys, 4 and 6. She was pinned between the rear bumper of her car and a 1990 Plymouth driven by Francisco Pacheco, 24, of Napa.
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That’s really irrelevant.
Residential street, 25 mph speed limit is for a reason. Kids playing, people out and about, etc.
“After the crash, Pacheco put his car in reverse and sped away from the scene. Neighbors followed him to his house about a block away, where they held him until police arrived and arrested Pacheco on felony DUI, hit and run and driving without a valid license. Pacheco has a prior misdemeanor DUI conviction from January 2007. He is on probation.
He is being held in the county jail on $100,000 bail.
Pacheco does not have auto insurance.”
And the woman who lost her legs: a *LEGAL* IMMIGRANT.
“I was holding Lili. She was conscious. All she kept saying was Check the kids. Her legs were crushed, and she was just worried about the kids, he said.”
I wouldn’t exactly call it irrelevant. Had she been legally parked off the driving lane, it appears the accident wouldn’t have happened as it did. Doesn’t excuse the driver by any means but double-parking is risky and people should avoid it if at all possible, especially after dark.
You’re right. I say amputate the loser’s legs and let him crawl home to Tiajuana.
How fast do you think the illegal’s attorney will sue the neighbors for kidnapping him.
It is way beyond simple carelessness. Damn, now I’m fluctuating between amputating the guys leg and deporting him, and an on-site trial and execution. On the one hand the execution would feel REAL good and he’d never come back. On the other hand HE gets to feel the pain (no anesthetic) and has to live the rest of his life without legs. I’d probably swing towards the amputation in this case for 2 reasons - it was not deliberate, premeditated actions on his part, and because they were double parked.
Friend of yours Dane?
MANY prayers up for this lady and her family!!!
Citizens arrest is not kidnapping. It is only false imprisonment/kidnapping if you hold an innocent person. Since one of them followed the guy back and could ID him, at least one of them knew he was the true criminal. Therefore a legal and sound citizens arrest.
My cousin and her husband were both killed in an accident with a drunk illegal alien. (I think part of the dirty little secret is that these illegals are part of a BIG chunk of business for the liquor industry. It would be interesting to know just how much lobbying the liquor lobby does on behalf of the illegals. Inquiring minds want to know.)
We need to bring back slavery, only this time assign people to that status because they’ve proved they belong there. Put them to work at hard labor, a good beating if they don’t work hard enough, and have their victims entitled to all the proceeds of their labor. And publicize the lives of the slaves widely, to discourage other people from signing up for that life themselves.
Their victims should own them, literally. Be entitled to rent them out to the highest bidder. I’m fed up with taxpayers’ money being wasted on imprisoning and “rehabilitating” vicious animals who just happen to be residing in humanoid packages, while their victims and victims’ surviving loved ones often get nothing, and struggle to make ends meet due to depression, PTSD, etc.
He won’t even do his time. He will skip bail and go back into Mexico. Then he will come back over to a new city with another id.
My friend was killed by an illegal alien in Texas under similar circumstances and this is exactly what the guy did. He walked out of the hospital with a promise to appear in court and disappeared.
Where is the justice in that? His death is on the head of every sanctuary city politician in Texas.
Prayers being said for this mom & her family.
For all he knew, he left her to die or she was dead. And so should he be.
Or at least go an eye for an eye, then deport him.
This sort of thing just makes my blood BOIL!!!
yorkie, prayers needed here.
I hope you understand why some may question your comments ,, it’s kind of like someone who walks under a piano being hoisted in the air on a pulley , loiters and then gets squashed as a result when someone sneezes and loses their grip on the rope unintentionally.. admittedly maybe not the best comparison..
I’m all for traffic safety... but.. this sounds like a residential area to start with, not sure from the article.
I do understand why some may be offended or argue. I only hope to spur some to think twice about double-parking. She was definitely in the wrong place at the wrong time. She engaged in risky behavior, something we all do from time to time, but she lost the roll of the dice. It was a calculated risk but certainly not the same as double-parking on a highway or interstate. I’m sorry it happened and I applaud her spunky attitude. I hope the whole family has blessings up the wazoo.
Oh, yes! Prayers for the mother as she heals, and for her poor children who witnessed the accident. They will be traumatized for ever.
Our Government has ‘slipped’ into almost every aspect of our lives over the past decade. But, it appears that it totally ignores the reality that innocent citizen’s lives are lost every day, as a direct result of illegal alien activity.
It breaks my heart to watch.
What makes you think he’ll be deported? He’ll get free medical, free housing, college tuition, yadayada and then Social Security. We don’t deport the POOR WIDDO ALIENS, they just are here doing work that others won’t do. Besides, that’s their culture — drinking and driving.
I’m sorry but I wouldn’t call it irrelevent either,
but it dosn’t feel right to argue that fact now,
I’m so saddened by this story.Prayers for the family,
and I hope justice is done.
Not really similar situations at all.
One was caused by a drunk criminal illegal alien and the other by the foolish actions of the ones who got their legs “shaved”