On the afternoon of June 4, 2014, on Fondren Road near Dumfries Drive in southwest Houston, Texas, a young mother driving a Toyota 4-Runner with her 4 and 6-year-old sons, collided with another car, then crashed into a tree.
The 23-year-old woman was killed instantly.
Her two boys were wearing seat belts but were not in car seats. They sustained non life-threatening injuries and were rushed to a hospital. The driver of the other car, a Mercedes, was not injured.
What happened next is a sign of the unraveling of America.
Before first responders arrived — ignoring the dead woman and her two young children — passersby looted the car of the groceries that the woman had just purchased, witnesses told police.
Police said the woman had attended her 4-year-old son’s graduation ceremony at his elementary school, went to the grocery store, dropped off a friend, and was on her way home when the accident happened. Police believe the woman was at fault: she was driving at a high speed, was not buckled in, and failed to yield to the other car. Her name has not been released.
Troy Lamerson, a Houston resident who works near where the wreck happened, said he was stunned to hear onlookers might have stolen groceries from her car, “Why would you take somebody’s stuff who got hit by a car? That’s crazy, that’s mean.”
But Savannah Roberts, who lives close to the scene of the accident, said she was not surprised, “There is a lot of people you just can’t trust. I’ve seen worse in this area.”
At last check, no arrest has been made in the theft.
Apparently, there are no videos or pics of the looting so we don’t know the identities of the looters.
Below are screenshots I took from a WCTI ABC12 news video of the aftermath, showing shocked onlookers in the neighborhood watching police and first responders at the scene of the accident. Draw you own conclusions as to the looters’ likely racial identity.
H/t FOTM’s swampygirl