Family and friends of a beloved road vendor in Los Angeles stay in shock after she was killed in a brutal crash involving a suspected DUI driver. Including to the ache of their loss, is the information that the person behind the wheel liable for their mom’s dying was launched from custody that very same day.
Angeles Rodriguez was a loving mom, grandmother and sister. Final week, her life was lower brief by a suspected drunk driver — she was simply 55 years previous.
She was identified for promoting churros and labored as a vendor for greater than 15 years.
The truth is, she had three jobs. Her household says she additionally labored at a convalescent house, and was additionally a cleaner.
Rodriguez was on her strategy to work Sunday morning when she was hit by a rushing automotive that slammed into her driver-side door.
The alleged drunk driver is believed to have ran a pink gentle earlier than crashing into her automotive. Each autos have been seen smashed into utility poles; Rodriguez’s automotive was pushed into the nook of a constructing.
The passenger of the opposite automobile bought out and was strolling round, however Rodriguez was killed within the influence.
“Now we’ve bought to pay the implications as a result of this driver was reckless sufficient to drive — no it’s not honest,” stated Edgar Gonzalez, Rodriguez’s son. “She had her complete life forward of her.”
The suspected DUI driver was arrested on scene, however was launched later that day after posting bail.
Rodriguez’s household say that’s not acceptable.
“He must be behind bars and take into consideration all the pieces that he did and at all times keep in mind that he did one thing unsuitable and that he took my mom’s life,” Edgar Gonzalez stated.
The household, nonetheless reeling from the tragedy, is attempting to honor her reminiscence. This weekend they’ll be internet hosting a fundraiser to feed these she cherished.
“My mother was very hard-working lady, she labored downtown as a road vendor for a few years, everyone within the space knew her,” stated Yessica Gonzalez, Rodriguez’s daughter. “She had her spot the place she would promote for therefore a few years and everybody continues to be in shock.”
Yessica says her mom was at all times giving again and serving to out whoever she might. She says that’s a giant cause why they anticipate lots of help on the upcoming fundraiser.
Nonetheless, Edgar says he’s processing the lack of his mom and says it nonetheless doesn’t really feel actual.
“It’s been every week and I nonetheless can’t recover from… I simply really feel like in the future she’s going to step in the home, knock on the door, stroll in and I’m going to have the ability to hug her and kiss her and inform her how a lot I like her,” Edgar stated.
As for the suspected DUI driver, he hasn’t been recognized by police, however the crash stays underneath investigation.
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