Thursday, 6 March 2014
Pregnant Woman Drives Her car Into The Ocean With Three Children On Board
The unidentified woman's family called Daytona Beach Police to report her acting strangely just hours before the incident. Witnesses report hearing the children - two girls and a boy, aged three, nine and 10 - screaming that their mother was trying to kill them.
'My friend pointed out that there was a car getting really close to the beach and actually started driving on the water,' Taylor Quintin visiting the area from Vermont told Local 6.
'I saw a kid in the back waving his arms around screaming, 'Help us! Help us!' And the car kept going deeper.'
Many added that there was no way the incident was an accident.
'When she first was drifting into the ocean, we thought maybe an accident,' Donna Pratt told the broadcaster.
'But when the bystanders went to help, she clearly went deeper into the ocean. She drove right toward it, so it's hard to believe it was an accident.'
Officials said the children would be turned over to a relative in Orlando once released from Halifax Hospital where they are being treated for minor injuries.
The car was later towed from the ocean. DM.