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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
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