Skip to comments.4-Year-Old Girl Dies After Crash
Posted on 05/14/2009 6:18:47 AM PDT by NEMDF
The little girl flung from a minivan yesterday morning in west Omaha has died, according to the Omaha Police Department.
Josie Bluhm, 4, was in a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country driven by her mother when the crash occurred. Her mother's minivan was southbound on 180th Street about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday when a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup driven west on West Center Road by Eleazar Rangel-Ochoa, 27, ran a red light and slammed into it, authorities said.
Josie was the most severely hurt of those injured in the crash. She suffered brain hemorrhaging and was eventually declared brain dead. Life support was withdrawn, and she died of her injuries at 5:50 p.m. today, police said.
Two other children in the minivan, Cayden Bluhm, 5, and Reagan Bluhm, 1, were, like Josie, taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center after the crash. Cayden remained in serious condition, and Reagan was treated and released. The condition of their mother, Jayme Bluhm, 32, has been upgraded from serious to fair.
Rangel-Ochoa, whom police arrested after he was treated for his injuries, remained in jail today, accused of driving with a suspended license. He is not in the U.S. legally, according to police; they did not know his country of origin.
Authorities said Rangel-Ochoa's license had been suspended and revoked numerous times for offenses ranging from failure to complete driver improvement classes to driving under the influence. In 2003 his driver's license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI. He now will face a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, Sgt. Doug Klein said in a police press release.
*PING* to AiT, looks like el Presidente’ Jorge Boosh’s legacy claimed another innocent life.
I agree mom. I look at the flimsy plastic “safety” seats I’m required to put my little girl in and it’s nuts.
This illegal S.O.B. murdered an innocent 4 year-old girl. Take him up in a helicopter about 5000ft. and push his sorry ass out right the door.
He did at one point. How did he get it? Every time I go to the Motor Vehicle Commission, I have to show 6 points of identification. Passport, Birth cert, SSN, bills, etc. etc.
This drunk killer somehow managed to just "get a license".
The seats work.
The plastic is just there to a) carry the kid, and b) route the straps.
It’s really the straps that hold a kid in.
If a kid goes through the straps, the were either installed faulty or the crash was so severe that they failed.
I agree. In fact I even have an idea for a harness that simply slips over the waist strap and then the regular seat belt shoulder harness slips through this harness and fastens as it's designed. So simple, cheap to make and perfect for little toddlers who are just too damn big for baby seats, half of which are useless anyways. I don't know why anyone hasn't come out with a simple add on harness for car seat belts to utilize them as full body protectors for tots. It's so easy to do.
In 2003 his driver’s license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI. He now will face a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, Sgt. Doug Klein said in a police press release.
Well he didn't at this point, but was still driving, illegally, while being illegally in this country.
Because laws have no consequences for them in this country, and they know it, so they continue on their merry way, driving a nearly brand new truck, which he probably got a loan for no problem, and picked up a bottle of whiskey with his credit card to slake his thirst along the way.
(Psst! this isn't 2003) He didn't have a drivers licence. And your comment was "WHY DID HE HAVE A DRIVERS LICENCE??" not- "why was he ever given a drivers licence? .
Yesterday's video stated that the child was in a booster restraint.
“Did” is past tense. He did have a driver’s license. He doesn’t have one now.
I know it’s not 2003.
I want to know how this jerk EVER got a license, in any year, in any state, since he is not here legally.
Nobody carries a 3 year old kid in a baby seat. Especially in fat America where 32% of them are tipping the scales at 80lbs. But because of stupid "laws" you have to stuff them into stupid plastic baby seats. After a certain age, it's booster seats. each state has a different version of these laws. And those seats only work if installed properly. If you are carrying your kid in and out of the car in that seat, it isn't installed properly, therefore it's useless. To install properly, it has to be anchored to where the main seat belt is bolted. Takes about a half hour to install a child carrier properly. It isn't removable after that.
Another drunk illegal killing Americans? I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked!
Actually, blame OK for this one. As DUI felonies all they had to do is pickup the phone and call ICE. They would have picked the guy up and deported him. So, in reality, political correctness and DIVERSITY killed this child.
WTF are you on?
The accident is past tense as well, so it's ALL IN THE PAST.
He DIDN'T have one at the time of the accident, and he DOESN'T have one now.
“WTF are you on? “
That would be perfect!
I think you would make big bucks.
That's not what your post implied however. You simply asked "(shouted) "why did he have a licence" which leads the reader to asume you thought he had a licence, and/or didn't read the entire article.
You should have said, "How did he ever get a license in the first place?"