Illegal immigrant who was deported 15 times drives drunk and slams into car injuring family driving home from Disneyland


Lennox Lake
Lennox Lake
By: Emily Lewis  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A young boy is in critical condition after a drunk driver slammed into his parents’ car as they were driving home from Disneyland, according to police in California.

The San Diego Police Department said that they have arrested Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, after being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing the scene of an accident.

Banda-Acosta has been charged with DUI resulting in bodily injury, hit-and-run with an injury and driving without a license.

He was booked into jail, and his bail has been set at $100,000.

According to the police investigation, Banda-Acosta from Mexico, was residing illegally in the United States.

Immigration and Customs agents said that Banda-Acosta has been deported from the country at least 15 times after committing crimes, but has reentered the country within days of removal.

On Saturday, 6-year-old Lennox Lake and his parents went to Disneyland. On their way home on Saturday night, Banda-Acosta slammed into their vehicle.

He then fled from the scene before police arrived. Lennox fell unconscious. When paramedics arrived at the scene, he was not breathing.

Blood was pouring out from his ears, nose and a gaping head wound. He was rushed to the Rady Children's Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Lennox’s family members, including his parents, suffered minor injuries in the collision.

“About 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night, my brother Benjamin , his wife Ingrid and their son Lennox, were headed to their home in California.

“Benjamin was driving, and when they were a block from their home, a guy driving an extended cab truck came flying around the corner, wheels squealing and slammed into them.

“They went through a guardrail and stopped facing the opposite direction. The truck smashed into the driver's side, more fully on the rear passenger door.

“Unfortunately, this is where Lennox sat in his car seat. All the airbags deployed, side and front. Benjamin and Ingrid sustained minimal injuries.

“Lennox sustained an open skull fracture with the location being slightly above his left eye. He had initial surgery to repair the outside wound over the left eyebrow area, which took about 6 stitches.

“He later had another surgery, which involved opening the scalp at the hairline, peeling it off the skull to expose the damage, irrigating the area.

“Then they positioned the depressed bone and stitched him back up. At this time he is awake,” a family member wrote on GoFundMe.


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