Three children nearly lost their lives in the sea yesterday. A pregnant mother drove her minivan into the ocean at Daytona Beach -- with her children ages 3, 9, and 10 inside. Two men ran in after them and managed to pull everyone out of the vehicle. One of those men, Tim Tesser, told WESH2, "The two in the back seat were crying, with their arms out saying, 'Our mommy's trying to kill us, please help!'" The older children were found first and frantically told their rescuers that the youngest sibling was still inside.
But what about the mother? Why did she do this? She remains a mystery.
Video taken by a witness shows the mother looking disoriented. Tesser says, "She had this look on her face. I can't describe it. It was just an awful blank look, like spaced out look." She's at a hospital under mental evaluation. The children were also taken to a hospital and are all reportedly okay.
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What looks like a suicide/murder attempt could actually be the result of an accident caused by medication, according to officials. Witnesses say they saw the van take a hard right off the road and head straight toward the water. It doesn't sound like her car malfunctioned. But we just don't know at this point. Whatever really happened, I feel for everyone in this family.
I don't even want to speculate why. I'm just glad everyone is still alive! Thank goodness those two men were there to rescue everyone. If the mom is in trouble, I hope she gets the help she needs.
What do you think caused this mother to drive into the ocean with her children?
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