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Nov 19, 2013 1:06 PM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Man Crashes into Several Parked Cars with Child in Backseat

CORPUS CHRISTI - Nearly a dozen cars were wrecked Tuesday morning and police say the person responsible was a guy who was taking his son to school. Police are looking into whether a medical issue may be behind the incident.

Witnesses weren't sure what was going on. "All he told me was he couldn't see, I couldn't tell you if he was drunk, on drugs, it was too early in the morning," one witness said.

That was one of the witnesses actually inside the maroon Ford pick-up truck, when she says the 29-year-old driver smashed into it, near Travis Elementary School.

Witnesses say the driver came around the corner of Rojo Street and then scraped the side of a truck and even ripped off part of the rear bumper, before he took off through the neighborhood.

"My first instinct was to get off, run after him, I couldn't get his license plate he was going too fast," the woman said.

She says he was going about 15 MPH and claimed he couldn't see.

"He hit another car as soon as he turned, he said he was going to pull over and he hit another black car, when he hit that car, he sped off and you could just hear him hitting other cars, now his cars totalled," she added.

After hitting several cars, the air bags deployed, the windshield was shattered and one of the wheels was nothing but a rim. The witness says thankfully they were able to get the little boy out who was in the back seat the whole time.

"Truth is we just grabbed him out of the car, lucky we grabbed him out of the car because he hit more cars, he really didn't want me to because he kept saying that's my son," the woman said.

She added that the boy had blood on his chin but that it could have been from his dad's scrapes.

"I saw a little bit of blood on his chin I don't know if it was a cut or even his blood," she noted.

Police say the little guy is okay and went to school. As for the driver, he took off running toward the La Armada Apartments. Officers caught up with him. Once he gets out of the hospital he faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and child endangerment.

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