Parents Behaving Badly
Texas mom charged with assault for risky post-pool transport of kids
A North Texas mother is behind bars after a reckless trip home from the community pool landed half a dozen children in the hospital. According to a Crowley, Texas police report, an intoxicated Kisha Young picked up six children, including her own, from the Creekside Community Pool on June 17.
Young, 38, and another mother who was a passenger, allowed their children to "ride outside the vehicle" because their clothes were wet from swimming. Around 8:30 pm, the children piled on the hood and trunk of the car, and Young began driving.
The kids, ages 8 to 14, fell off the car once it was in motion.
Four of the children, who were riding on the trunk, were transported to Cooks Children Hospital in Fort Worth. CareFlite was called to assist a 12-year-old who sustained "a severe head injury."
Police said three of the children suffered serious injuries.
Young was arrested at the scene of the accident in the 400 block of Angler Drive in Crowley. She has been charged with intoxication assault, serious bodily injury to a child and driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15.
Young's bond has been set a $110,000. No charges have been filed against the other adult in the vehicle at this time.