Photo: LATINO BLOTTER: Angry Wife Tries to Run Over Husband, Injures Little Girl
After an argument with her husband, Texas wife attempted to run him over but instead severely injured a young girl.
Police say a very intoxicated Martina Cooper Hernandez, 44, drove over to her husband’s office in Odessa where the two began arguing, Tuesday night. In her Toyota Highlander SUV, Hernandez began to drive off after causing a scene at the office. Before she left however, she decided she was going to run over her husband.
Hernandez wound up missing her husband and instead hit 7-year-old Tasia Pryor. Pryor had been getting into a Chevy Impala when Hernandez first hit a GMC Yukon then continued driving and hit the Impala, pushing Pryor and the vehicle into a wall. Police say Hernandez attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was stopped by a witness. Pryor’s mother was near the Impala but managed to avoid injury.
The girl was flown to Covenant Medical Center with serious life-threatening injuries. She had emergency surgery and was in the ICU.
An account has been set up for Pryor at Chase Bank. You can ask to donate to the Tasia Pryor account or by using the account number 107501970. You can donate at any Chase Bank.
Hernandez now faces several felony charges, including failure to stop and render aid, intoxication assault, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.