Cops say a woman was recklessly street racing in Dallas, Texas with an unrestrained child in the back seat — and crashed her car!
20-year-old Keirra Beatty was trying to outrun another vehicle when she lost control of her automobile, ran into an embankment and eventually slammed into a wooden telephone pole at 1:10 a.m. on a Sunday morning.
Lawmen claim Beatty was traveling in excess of 120 mph — more than 50 mph over the posted speed limit.
At the time, her 13-month-old child was allegedly being held by a passenger in the back seat.
While the toddler had no visible signs of injuries, the child was taken to Medical City Children’s Hospital for evaluation and was deemed unhurt.
According to police reports, Beatty suffered a few minor injuries from the incident and was transported to the Dallas County Jail on charges of racing on a highway causing bodily injury and endangering a child/criminal negligence.
The Dallas Police Department charges in a statement that Beatty, “knowingly engaged in a street race with another unknown vehicle and failed to properly secure the infant child in a child safety seat.”