A Miami mom, Angela Estrella, apparently went off the deep end and took her kids on a suicide mission. Her children, an 18-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son, were allegedly held captive in the car while Estrella led police on a high-speed chase from hell. Reportedly, her kids begged her to slow down, but she ignored their pleas -- even when she was shot by police.
At one point, Estrella hit 112 mph, slamming into vehicle after vehicle, making the highway her own personal crash up-derby. As she led Florida Highway Patrol on a wild car chase through Osceola County, the entire incident was caught on video by an officer’s dashcam. To make matters exponentially worse, troopers opened fire on the vehicle claiming to be unaware that the children were inside.
Watch the horrifying chase here:
Estrella is accused of trying to murder her children, child abuse, kidnapping, and a laundry list of other charges. Newly released video includes her daughter’s account of the incident confirming that her mother was suicidal and is unmedicated and prone to “nervous breakdowns.”
My question is what the hell makes a parent decide that not only do they want to kill themselves, but they want to take their children with them? I have children and if I was so depressed that I wanted to kill myself, I wouldn't want to take them with me. If nothing else, wouldn't that be your one chance to be alone?
I hate the thought of anyone being suicidal. But parents, if you are that depressed, seek help. If that is not enough, try to keep in mind how very much you love your children. Count to 10, leave the kids someplace safe, and ask someone for help.
Do you think this mom wanted to kill her kids or did they just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time?