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Dad Dies Saving Daughter

May 8, 2008 permalink

Joseph Richardson has died while protecting his daughter from an out-of-control car in Illinois. Contrast this story with a headline you will never see: Foster dad dies saving foster daughter.



Illinois Father Dies After Shielding Daughter When Car Jumps Curb

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Joseph Richardson with daughter Kaniyah
Joseph Richardson, 39, with daughter Kaniyah.

CHICAGO — Chicago police say a man died as he tried to shield his four-year-old daughter from an auto allegedly driven by a man under the influence of a controlled substance.

Joseph Richardson was walking his daughter Kaniyah to a McDonald's for burgers late Monday when a car jumped the curb. Police say the 39-year-old Richardson grabbed his daughter just before the car slammed the two into a fence.

Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene. Kaniyah was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in serious condition.

Police say the driver of the car, 32-year-old Angelo Thomas of Chicago, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated DUI. Witnesses say the man was driving erratically before the accident.

Richardson, a church musician, was the father of three, two girls and a boy, all under the age of 10.

Source: Fox News