Mother’s Day Crash Kills Four Young Mothers

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
From left, Bernadette Harris, Ieshia Nelson, Alicia Goston, and Tyshyra Hines

From left, Bernadette Harris, Ieshia Nelson, Alicia Goston, and Tyshyra Hines, all killed on Mother’s Day in a horrific crash.

May 15, 2012 — Normally a day of celebration, Mother’s Day ended tragically for four new mothers in Chicago this year.  Tyshyra Hines, Alicia Goston, Bernadette Harris, and Ieshia Nelson, all in their early 20’s, were driving to Goston’s grandmother’s birthday party.  Three were close friends.  The fourth was dating one of their brothers.  Now six children are missing their mothers, because of a speeding car.

The utility pole is almost torn out of the sidewalk after a car crashed into it late Saturday night. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune)

Chicago PD has yet to officially determine the cause of the crash, which is still under investigation. According to a statement from the police department, however, the women were driving at a “high rate of speed.”  At 11:55 PM, five minutes before Mother’s Day officially started, the car crashed into a utility pole. Onlookers said the car split in two.

Sincere Terry, who lost his mother to a speeding car on Mother's Day

Sincere Terry, who lost his mother, Tyshyra Hines, to a speeding car on Mother’s Day. (Al Podgorski, Chicago Sun-Times)

Sadly, accidents like these could be prevented. Speed limits and accompanying signage are in place to keep drivers (and pedestrians) safe from tragedies like this. For the families and friends of the four young women, this was “the worst Mother’s Day in the world.”

– R. Fogel

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