Mother Speaks Out
POSTED: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 4:42pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 10:32am
One woman's child was hit by a car in her school parking lot and tonight she is asking parents to be more careful.
We first brought you this story last week, after the El Paso Independent School District told us that the girl was just "tapped." But her mother says it was a lot more serious than that.
"My intention here is to is to say this is really what happened, and be careful because if you're not, you can kill someone," said Veronica Lascurain. Last week she was dropping her five-year old off for kindergarten at Marguerite J. Lundy Elementary School.
"I saw a big, black SUV coming our way and I saw the lady wasn't looking at us."
When we called EPISD to find out what happened, they told us a little girl ran in between two cars. Lascurain said that's not true.
"They say she was tapped, no," she said. "And that she came running out of cars, no. She was standing right there, right next to me."
Lascurain said her three-year-old son was also hit. But EPISD didn't even mention a second child. The district also said the wheel did not go over her daughter, which Lascurain said is also false.
"The wheel went over my daughter's leg."
They also said she wasn't hurt. Lascurain says that's not true either.
"My daughter was not tapped," she said. "She was run over she went to the hospital with IV. She went through a lot of tests with radiation to see if she was ok."
The district was not willing to talk to us on camera but did release this statement: "That's the information police provided; every matter is handled immediately and our main priority is the safety of all of our students."
Lascurain said she doesn't want to point a finger of blame at anyone. She just wants parents to be more careful.
"Then it's a little girl's fault, so you're not going to think of being careful," she said.
The police report filed by EPISD police does say the girl was knocked down and officers saw a small abrasion on her body. It also says that she did walk into the path of the SUV.