3-year-old hit by car in Ohio dies, driver charged

Police say they have charged the driver of a car that struck and killed a 3-year-old boy with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Associated Press
Oct 8, 2012


Cincinnati police report that 3-year-old Rodriguez Taylor was on a sidewalk with his mother and two siblings around 4:30 a.m. Monday when 35-year-old Sheba Basabose of Cincinnati failed to control her car and drove left of center, striking a utility pole and the family.

Police say the boy died at a hospital. His mother and a 1-year-old in a stroller were hospitalized for treatment of injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. A 5-year-old was not hurt.

A message seeking comment was left at Basabose's home. She was not injured.

Media outlets report the mother was walking her family to a baby sitter.






You forgot to mention that the woman was walking her children to daycare before she went to work. That is an important detail, since it happened at 4 am! Poor woman will never be the same...


The last line of the article states, "Media outlets report the mother was walking her family to a baby sitter."