Redding DUI crash injures 4 children, 2 adults
REDDING, Calif. - UPDATE:
Police have located Curran's child, who witnesses said was in the car at the time Curran crashed, but was not found at the scene.
Officers said Curran's family took the child from the scene and Curran lied to investigators, saying she did not have her child with her.
The family was later located with the child at a local hospital. The child suffered minor injuries from the crash.
Police said the Curran and her family will be facing child endangerment and conspiracy charges.
According to the Redding Police Department, a woman driving under the influence of alcohol injured four children, two adults (including herself), and narrowly missed hitting a kid in a crosswalk.
Police reported that Taryn Elizabeth Curran, 30, of Redding, was driving with a BAC over .08 percent along court street shortly before 8 p.m., Saturday.
Curran was described as driving at a "high rate of speed" when she failed to stop at a red light on Tehama Street, and again for a red light at the intersection of Shasta Street.
It was at the intersection of Shasta Street witnesses recounted that she nearly struck a child in the crosswalk. In that same intersection, Curran ran into the side of a Buick Enclave carrying four passengers.
Star Webb, 33, was driving three children home (ages 5-8) from the Redding Lighted Christmas Parade when police said she was hit by Curran.
According to officials, Webb had bruises and complaints of pain. The five-year-old suffered bruises and at the time of this press release was undergoing observation for possible internal injuries. The two eight-year-olds suffered bruises, abrasions, and complaints of pain. All of the occupants of the Buick driven by Webb were properly restrained.
Additionally, officers were led to believe that Curran had a small, unrestrained, kid in her vehicle. Curran denied having a kid in her car at the time of the crash, but witnesses statements indicated there was a car seat in the Toyota. The seat was believed to not have been properly restrained and officers found that it wasn't latched to the seat or secured with a seatbelt in any way.
After checking all known address associated with Curran, both hospitals and asking the child's father the kid's location was not determined.
Curran's two-year-old daughter was later taken to Mercy Medical Center by Borders for treatment due to being in the collision. The two-year-old suffered a contusion to her head and bruising to her abdomen.
Police reported that Curran was evaluated at the scene and further at Mercy Medical Center and found to be under the influence of alcohol. She was placed under arrest for felony driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury, felony driving with a BAC over a .08 percent and causing injury, five counts of felony child endangerment, and providing false information to a peace officer.
Curran was released from custody due to needing ongoing medical treatment.