It’s true that parents will do everything they must to protect their children. Some will make the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives to save a child.
Kharisma James, 33, a single mother from Texas was killed while protecting children from an out of control car in the parking lot. The accident occurred at Mary N. Tippin Elementary where Jame’s 6 and 7-year-old children attend. On Monday afternoon, the young mother was struck by a car as she attempted to shield her children and a 10-year-old.
She tried getting the driver’s attention by stepping in front of his car. But she was hit, said Victor Araiza, school district police chief. The driver of the car was identified as a 58-year-old man who arrived to pick up his grandchildren after their first day of school. He became disoriented, pressing the accelerator instead of the break.
“Basically, what we had occurred is a driver that was pulling out of a parking space, he struck another vehicle,” Araiza told reporters. “When he struck that vehicle, apparently, it seems he became somewhat disoriented, he continued out into the roadway of the parking lot (and) he struck three children.
“Victoria Bruce, a friend of James and a parent, said she knew something was wrong when she heard the crash.