If there’s a “Worst Mother Of The Year” award out there somewhere, we’d officially like to nominate this lady. Dashcam footage out of Cambridge in the UK shows a woman getting into a horrific car accident due to her drunken driving – with her toddler in the backseat.
Tania Chikwature can be seen attempting to overtake a vehicle at reckless speeds just before coming up on a lane divider. She then finds herself unable to slow down in time to avoid rear-ending a semi truck, so she peels around its right side.
Moments later, the 32-year-old loses control of the vehicle and slams into a concrete barrier meant to block off a traffic circle, launching the car 14 feet in the air and causing it to strike a tree before landing on its hood on the other side of the intersection.
First responders determined that Chikwature’s blood-alcohol level was over three times the legal limit. They also made the miraculous discovery that her 20-month old toddler managed to escape the mangled wreckage without any serious injuries.
Now, Chikwature faces a 26-week jail sentence for driving under the influence and dangerous driving. She has also been barred for driving for three years for each crime. The sentencing judge ordered Chikwature’s toddler to be taken into state custody, citing the mother’s reckless behavior as proof that she is not fit to parent a child.