A boy was seriously injured when a drunk Mexican driver crashed into their family car.
Six-year-old Lennox Lake was coming home with his family from Disneyland when a pickup truck slammed into their car in San Ysidro, a district in San Diego, California. The crash occurred just one block from their home. San Ysidro is north of the U.S.-Mexico border where illegal immigrants frequently cross the border.
Lennox sustained several head injuries as the pickup truck smashed into the driver’s side, more fully on the rear passenger door where Lennox was sitting. Lennox sustained an open skull fracture in which during the surgery, doctors needed to open his scalp at the hairline, in order to irrigate the area to flushed out some small piece of bone. Lennox parents sustained minor injuries.
The suspect is 38-year-old Constantino Banda-Acosta, an illegal alien deported 15 times over the last 15 years before the crash. Banda-Acosta re-entered the country illegally after being deported in January. He was drunk driving and fled the scene over the weekend.
Drinking under the Influence are now grounds for deportation for immigrants.
It was reported that Banda-Acosta was allegedly speeding running a stop sign and then eventually crashing into the family’s Honda Accord at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Benjamin Lake, the father of the boy said his son has a lot of swelling. The boy is scared because he can’t open either of his eyes and he can’t see. The father in tears said he really cares about bringing home his son and making him happy again.
Lennox uncle said the driver left the scene of the accident. Luckily, a Border Patrol agent arrived at the scene to call for an ambulance and to get help from other Border Patrol agent to apprehend the suspected driver of the pickup truck. Police arrested the suspected drunk driver.
Border Patrol Agents also arrested a passenger with the drunk driver and took him to a Border Patrol station. The illegal alien is being processed for removal proceedings.
A GoFundMe page for “Love for Lennox” has ale to raise over $10,000.