Alleged drag race sends infant to the hospital

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:55pm

Last week, a baby was involved in a head on collision and suffered  injuries, but luckily the newborn was properly strapped into a car seat, preventing further injuries.

Tuesday night, another baby was involved in a head on collision, but this infant wasn't in a car seat, and is now in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Just before 5:00 p.m., Shreveport Police officers arrived at the scene of a head on collision in the 4600 block of Greenwood Road just west of Marston Avenue. On officers arrival at the scene, contact was made with the driver of a blue four door Chevrolet Caprice which collided with a two toned Chevrolet pick up truck. The driver of the Caprice, 31 year old Myron Thomas of Shreveport suffered minor injuries during the crash. His passengers, 29 year old Melvina Ealy and her one year old child were both transported to an area hospital where the infant, who was not in a child safety seat, was said to be suffering life threatening injuries. Melvina reportedly suffered a broken leg during the crash. Thomas was reportedly traveling west bound on Greenwood road at a high rate of speed when the collision with the Chevrolet pick up truck occurred. The driver of the pick up involved in the crash was identified as 62 year old Johnny Allen of Shreveport. Allen, who was reportedly traveling east bound on Greenwood Road, received only minor injuries as a result of the collision. Witnesses to the accident told investigators that they observed what appeared to be a drag race between Thomas and the driver of an orange four door vehicle thought to be a Chevrolet Impala. The driver of the Impala was identified as 52 year old Calvin Beaner Sr of Greenwood, Louisiana. All three drivers were subjected to routine chemical tests in accordance with state law.
At current, Crash investigators are still working to determine exactly what factors were at play leading up to the crash and have advised that charges are pending as they await the results of toxicology tests.

Car seats can save lives. Every Tuesday morning, Louisiana State Police offer free car seat inspections to make sure that every child is as safe as possible whenever they get into a car.


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