Dad Abandons Injured Kids After Wreck

Friday, Nov 12, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 PM CDT
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Grant Stinchfield,

Dallas police say the driver fled after a crash that injured his two of his children.


Dallas police are looking for a man who allegedly abandoned his four children moments after a car crash late Thursday night.

The man's 5-year-old daughter was ejected through a window after he hit a light pole in the 4400 block of Lawnview.

Police said he left the girl in the middle of the street and drove nearly one mile to a park, where he abandoned his sport utility vehicle, his 9-year-old son and severely injured 6-year-old son still inside.

"And to leave and not even render aid to the little children you left behind -- it's almost unimaginable," Sgt. Warren Mitchell said.

The 5-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy are in intensive care at Children's Medical Center. with head trauma. The children sustained head trauma and had glass embedded in their skin and eyes.

Police said the man then walked to his mother-in-law's home, where he left his 11-month-old son. The infant has non-life-threatening injuries.

Kyla Rose and Stefani Clemons woke up and found the 5-year-old in the street.

"She wanted us to tell her mama that she loved her," Rose said.

Clemons said the child "just kept crying and crying."

"If you know you hurt your child and you can't stop and make sure your child is OK then you don't need no child," she said. "You don't need to be with them at all, period."

Police on Friday did not immediately release the name of the man, who will initially face two counts of injury to a child and one count of child abandonment.

The oldest child, who wasn't hurt, told police that his father had been "drinking heavily."

NBCDFW's Grant Stinchfield contributed to this report.

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