4 children injured in Homestead crash remain hospitalized

Crash leaves mother feeling lucky her children are alive

By Nicole Perez - Anchor/Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - A mother said she was feeling blessed, after she and her four children survived a Thursday afternoon car crash in Homestead.

Her two daughters, who are 2 and 5 years old, and her two sons, who are 3 and 10 years old, were injured. Hours after the crash, Lori Parsons, said the crash happened after they left a Family Dollar store. 

"When I went straight, a car hit me, and they said the car rolled over three times," Parsons said. "I was completely unconscious. The kids were all in seat belts ... all I remember was a stop sign and a car coming towards me. "

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel were called to the house near the intersection of Southwest 11th Avenue and Southwest Sixth Street, west of Krome Avenue.

According to Lt. Kirsten Miller, a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, two helicopters rushed them to the hospital. The family was at Kendall Regional Medical Center on Thursday night. Parsons said doctors told her they will likely release her children from the hospital Friday. 

Homestead Police Department officers were investigating the crash. Aerial video of the scene showed there were two damaged cars, a downed stop sign, a broken fence and some damage under a window of the house. 




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