No Charges For Driver in Fatal Wreck
(Memphis) Memphis Police said Friday they will not charge the driver responsible for hitting a 68-year-old woman while she was holding her infant grandson. The accident happened Monday morning.
“The investigation has revealed the driver had a medical episode consequently causing the crash. Therefore, no charges have been filed at this time,” said Sgt. Alyssa Macon Moore with MPD Friday.
But the family of the woman that was killed is not content.
Qiu Hua Zhang said her mother, Mie Hue Liu, was standing in her garage at 4164 Tutwiler Monday morning when a car traveled through several yards before striking and killing her.
Liu was holding her 6-month-old grandson, Kevin, at the time of the crash. He is now being treated at Le Bonheur for broken bones and a brain injury.
According to the accident report, Memphis Police said the driver did not remember the crash and that he has a history of seizures and might’ve been having one at the time of the accident.
“If he has a history of seizures, how could he get a driver’s license? How?” asked Zhang Friday.
According to Tennessee law, you cannot get a driver’s license unless you have been seizure-free for a year. But according to the Tennessee Department of Safety, the driver in this case — 62-year-old Calvin Hale — did have a valid license.
“He’s a killer. This time he killed my mother, perhaps next time he will kill you,” said Zhang.
We knocked on Hale’s door today and no one answered.