|Published:||Jun 07, 2013 1:17 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 07, 2013 1:30 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A young Fort Myers mother is looking for answers after a Lee County ambulance crashed into her SUV, killing her unborn son. Kristina Childs says she's out of work, without a car and barely able to pay her bills.
Wink News spoke exclusively with the mom who's having a difficult time moving on with life.
"My life will never be the same, for me and my children. I'm missing a part of my life. It'd be my first son, I have two girls. I was so excited," Childs said.
She says February 26th is a day she'll never forget.
Childs, her two young daughters and a friend were struck by an ambulance at Veronica Shoemaker and Canal Street.
"I couldn't move, my bone poked out of my arm, this was shattered. I had to get a metal plate in there also," she said.
The 25-year old driver was eight months pregnant at the time.
"First thing that came to my mind, I had a big stomach when I went to sleep and I woke up and had none. No one wanted to tell me, they just kept putting it off," she said.
According to reports, the driver of the ambulance was transporting a patient and did not have its emergency lights or siren turned on.
"There's rules, if you would have had your siren on, it would have been a a completely different story," Childs said.
Now Childs says without a car she's unable to work and the medical bills are piling up.
"You know what you did was wrong. It's just not right. I shouldn't be going through this, I didn't do nothing wrong," she said.
Childs and her lawyer are hoping her courageous road to recovery will bring new attention to the four month old crash.
Wink News did reach out to the Fort Myers Police Department for an update on the investigation, but they did not get back to us before deadline.
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