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Boy, 8, Saves Dad After 3 a.m.
Car Crash - Then Dad Faces Charges

ABC News, by Alana Abramson

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Posted By:Rafter, 7/5/2013 3:45:39 PM

A Massachusetts police force is pressing criminal charges against a man after his 8-year-old son swam to shore and walked a mile home barefoot to call 911 this morning following a car accident [snip] Joshua Garcia was driving with his father, Eugene Garcia, in Fitchburg at approximately 3 a.m. when the car hit a guardrail, traveled airborne and landed upside down on a sandbank in the middle of the Nashua River, [snip] Joshua lifted himself out of the car, waded across the river and walked approximately 25 minutes to his house to wake up his mother and call 911.

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Watch out, Marco Rubio! This young hero is obviously a budding future Teddy Kennedy Hispanic hopeful who did the right thing and will eat your lunch some day.
He´s a graduate of the TK Swim Club and Rescue Squad and someday will go to Harvard on scholarship, no doubt. And... he knew how to handle the 3 a.m. phone call, too... watch out, Hillary!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/5/2013 4:00:52 PM     (No. 9410323)

Don´t bother because the AG will likely drop any and all charges so they don´t have to deport him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/5/2013 4:47:46 PM     (No. 9410380)

If Ted Kennedy had a son, he would look like Joshua. /s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/5/2013 6:59:52 PM     (No. 9410565)

I can´t think of many reasons an eight year-old should be out at 3 a.m., even with his father.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/5/2013 7:09:27 PM     (No. 9410576)

#4

The child was with the dad at a relatives party that went late into the night.

The child was with the dad on a fishing trip but felt a little ill so they went home early; or a sleep over where he had an argument with his little buddy so it ended early. Or the dad had car trouble and it took that long to fix the car and get back on the road. Or the child was with the dad on a vacation where the dad decided to drive straight through rather than spend overnight somewhere.

There are a few off the top of my head. Where´d I get them? From when I was the the kid. It´s something called freedom from where I come from.

Article is poorly written and amazingly short of any details.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/5/2013 9:25:43 PM     (No. 9410686)

The local news has slightly more info. The father is a computer technician. The boy´s aunt says the family is being investigated because the state suspected "neglect" given that the father and son were out so late. But, as has been pointed out, there are legitimate reasons for that.

It was the boy´s stepmother he ran home to, not his bio mother.

There´s no indication that the Garcias are illegals.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Amazing Hazel, 7/5/2013 9:42:03 PM     (No. 9410700)

Is there a curfew nobody told me about? Forward!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/6/2013 3:46:46 PM     (No. 9411735)

Okay, follow-up: The father has been charged with DWI, speeding, changing marked lanes without signaling, reckless endangerment of a child under the age of fourteen, and failing to wear a seat belt.

Family members say they have no idea what the father and son were doing out at 3 a.m.

The little boy, Joshua, is still a champ.

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