Catch and release and repeat and repeat and repeat……..
Lennox Lake, a 6-year-old boy in San Ysidro, CA, suffered a serious head injury over the weekend after an allegedly drunk illegal immigrant who had been deported 15 times ran a stop sign and crashed into his family’s car. Even worse, the boy was coming home from a trip to Disneyland and the crash happened one block from his home:
— Michael Johns (@michaeljohns) May 10, 2017
Doctors are hopeful the young boy will make a full recovery:
The child suffered a major head injury and was taken to a hospital. As of Tuesday night, he had undergone two surgeries at Rady Children’s Hospital, Cheryl Lake said.
Despite a long road ahead, his family and doctors are “cautiously optimistic” the boy will make a full recovery, his grandmother said.
The suspect, Constantino Banda-Acosta of Mexico, was arrested shortly after the crash. From the Los Angeles Times:
Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, was last deported Jan. 18, with at least 14 prior cases since 2002, federal authorities said.
Banda-Acosta is accused of speeding west on Camino de La Plaza, running a stop sign at Dairy Mart Road and slamming his pickup into a Honda Accord about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say he did not stop after the collision.
Banda-Acosta, a Mexican citizen, was arrested about half an hour later, San Diego police and the U.S. Border Patrol said.
Recently, immigration groups have criticized DHS for saying a single DUI can be cause for deportation:
DHS John Kelly says mass deportations aren't happening — while also saying a single DUI could lead to removal https://t.co/CkfZ0AmIs7
— America's Voice (@AmericasVoice) April 17, 2017
The family is raising money for Lennox on GoFundMe and shared pictures of the car that was damaged in the crash:
According to the family, Lennox will need to be in the hospital another 10-11 days on IV antibotics to fight a bacterial infection in his cranium:
The culture results came back today and unfortunately there is bacteria in the cranium, so Lennox will need to be in hospital on IV antibiotics for at least 10 – 11 more days.
We did find out the driver of the truck was 2x over the legal limit for blood alcohol levels, and had been deported earlier this year for a prior drunk driving arrest.
Get well soon, Lennox — we’ll be thinking of you: