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 Life support was withdrawn, and she died of her injuries at 5:50 p.m. today, police said.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 In 2003 his driver's license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI.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.
>>The seats work.
The plastic is just there to a) carry the kid, and b) route the straps.<<
Are you talking about the “Half Seats”? Because that’s what I’m talking about.
My Great-Nephew who is VERY active, had one of those seats slip right out from under him in my car. In a crash, the shoulder harness would tighten at the height of the seat. If the seat then slipped with the force of the accident, he slips out the bottom of the harness.
I’m not sure they work and I feel that it’s just another mandatory cash cow that some do gooder thought would be a good idea.
Unfortunately this town is chock full’o retards - in spite of this we just elected a pro-illegal immigrant mayor with zero executive experience.
Well, you gotta wonder with a statement like that. ;o) Maybe she meant "He don't have a drivers licence" reflecting her local flavor of english.
I use them, of course. But how is a seatbelt around a flimsy plastic seat better than a seatbelt around a child? I mean, I see the need for infants and for toddlers. But for 6, 7, and 8-year-olds I don’t quite see it. Especially if it’s one of those ridiculous backless half-seats, which I won’t use.
I’m on the truth. What are you on?
He did have a license. The whole point of that statement in the first place was to point out the fact (you do know what that is, right) that he was issued a license to drive in a country he’s not legally entitled to be in. The fact (inconvenient things at times) that his license (which did exist) was revoked, does not revoke the fact (there it is again) that he had (past tense) a license.
Take it easy.
Your post was very clear. Don’t let the troll bother you.
That was my understanding as well, BB.
I think somebody is just out trolling for a fight.
Of course she was fuming over it for months until she finally got to court. She figured the judge would see her side, that if the seat was anchored, it wouldn't be easy to remove, and she would need TWO plastic child carriers, one to take the kid to the car and one that stayed in the car.
The judge told her that he was glad she had figured it out and upped her fine $25 more dollars for wasting the courts time.
Just doing the jobs and killing that American’s don’t want to do.
Nice to see you, btw. :)
Your comment (post32) was to my post 30;
So your are full of it, and are now trying to mitigate the damage.
misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide. max of 1 year in jail. sweet.
Thanks. Always good to see you too.
Oh isn’t that nice? /s/
I see it as someone running to defend someone else I corrected, but tripped along the way.
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