10-Day-Old Baby Hit by Twice-Arrested Drunk Driver Gets Second Chance at Life (VIDEO)

crosswalkMark Mullan, 50, has had two drunk-driving incidents (including a hit and run) in the last four months, but that didn't stop him from driving his truck into four pedestrians Monday near a middle school in Seattle. A married couple in their late 60s were pronounced dead on the scene. Mullan also hit a 33-year-old woman who was carrying a 10-day-old infant in a sling -- they are believed to be the married couple's daughter-in-law and grandchild.

As of Tuesday morning, both mother and baby are in critical condition. If it hadn't been for the first responders, though, things could've been way worse.

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When the paramedics arrived on the scene, the newborn wasn't breathing. The fire department administered CPR on the infant and got the heartbeat back. The woman, on the other hand, suffered a serious head injury and was stabilized so she could be transferred to the hospital.

It's easy here to get angry at the driver, very easy, and wonder why his license hadn't been revoked after two DUIs in a matter of 16 weeks, but let's focus on the positive.

The baby and the woman have a fighting chance at survival due to the trained and fast-acting first responders. It's unclear whether they'll pull through after this horrific accident, but at least they have an opportunity to do so. If it hadn't been for the Seattle FD and PD, who knows what chance they would've had.

An investigation will uncover whether or not Mullan was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he ran into four people, but as of now, he's in police custody and has been charged with vehicular homicide.

I hope the baby and his mother pull through this. Really do.

What do you think?


Photo via Ender Yilmaz/YouTube

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ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

excuse my language, but sonmeone should run that mother fucker over with a truck. He's obviously not going to stop drinking and driving. So lock him up or fry him. He killed 2 innocent people, and possibly 2 more .They don't know if that poor momma and baby will make it. What a selfish asshole. 

SNAPA SNAPA

Praying for the outcome of the victims [mother & child], praying for the souls of the mother & father, praying for the family and friends affected by this tragedy and praying to God to send forgiveness in my heart for the suspect.

Alaina Quist

there should be no lenghty trial, this fucking ass should just go straight to jail

nonmember avatar Common.Sense

There will be no justice in the world until being caught driving drunk/high ONCE is enough to have your driver's license unilaterally revoked FOREVER with no chance to ever get it back. If you hit anybody in that one time, you should be forced to pay the other person's medical fees, even if you have to sell your house, car, or clothes off your back to do it. Drunk driving is NOT acceptable, and there should be no such thing as a repeat offender.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Oh wow. This is sad and should not of happened.

loriec loriec

Really sad, These drunk driving fools don't belong behind the wheel! look what he has done in 4 months. He actually killed two people and a 10 day old baby and mom is fighting for their lives. Seriously,keep him and others like him off the roads!

Katriena Young

My brother and sister-in-law live down the street from where this happen. My thoughts and prays go out to the family.

LeeshaE LeeshaE

Kinda reminds me of "Death of Postman" definitely self destructive behavior

nonmember avatar Tawnya

I live near Seattle. This guy actually has had at least 5 DUIs, 1 deferred since the 90s in three different counties. His license was suspended and he hadn't installed the breathilizer(sp?) locking device in his car. This is such a tragedy.

nonmember avatar Taretha douglas

Sad very sad my prayers are with the families

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