Father forgives driver responsible for crash that injured his family and killed his 11-year-old daughter
While many would be angry, and rightfully so, this father is choosing forgiveness after the man’s family was hit by a car that left his 11-year-old daughter dead. “Even if he was impaired, I have a strong faith, I will let him know that I do forgive him even though he took my daughter’s life,” the father said.
The fatal accident occurred on September 3 when his wife, Rebecca, their three children, and niece were walking home from Burger King on 43rd Avenue.
According to a press release, a vehicle abruptly changed lanes and hit another vehicle which sent it into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in Arizona.
The group of pedestrians was Daniel Marin’s family.
“Dad, you got to come, everybody just got hit by a car,” Daniel remembers his son telling him on the phone.
Unfortunately, Daniel’s 11-year-old daughter, Alysah died from injuries she sustained during the crash.
Despite his loss, Daniel is willing to forgive the drive who caused the crash, and he wants to remember his little girl as the “joyful” kid she was.
According to police, the driver, Fernando De La Garza, showed signs of impairment at the time of the crash and is facing multiple felony charges. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with funeral costs.
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