published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Mother-daughter fight in front seat leads to crash

5400 Highway 58
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CHATTANOOGA - A mother and daughter fighting in the front seat led to a crash at 5400 Highway 58, near Hickory Valley Road on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a news release to Channel 3 Eyewitness News, their SUV flipped several times, taking out street makers and entrapped the pair before emergency responders could assist them.

The mother, Erlah Blackwelder told police that she and her daughter had an argument in the vehicle and she's reached over to hit her daughter. After being hit, her daughter grabbed the steering wheel causing the her mother to lose control of the SUV.

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GeorgiaRebel said...

I know a daughter who has a whooping coming to her

August 23, 2011 at 6:12 p.m.

wow! I would've hit her too! Put that child in time out and spank that booty!!! She would feel guilt the rest of her life if her mother had passed away due to her nonsense behavior! Kids these days, I swear!

August 23, 2011 at 6:58 p.m.
architect said...

The mother had the responsibility of handling the vehicle safely. What on earth was she doing trying to hit the daughter while driving? The daughter obviously learned her behavior from her mother!

August 23, 2011 at 9:23 p.m.
brokentoe said...

How old was the daughter? The article doesn't say. MrDock, it doesn't sound as if the daughter is three or four year old who could be placed in "time out" to teach her lesson.

August 23, 2011 at 10:49 p.m.
rolando said...

The old line, "If I have to stop this car..." worked well with my three for years...it had become a standing joke to defuse a difficult situation [everyone ended up laughing] but it worked. Now the first or second time you say it without response, you must follow through. Once they realize the immediate result to their action, they don't recur.

'Course, taking immediate disciplinary action would put you in jail for child abuse, these days. I thank God mine are all grown with kids of their own. [They, also, use the phrase on theirs.]

This was not a child, in the carseat sense...she wouldn't have been in the front seat...unless Mom is a really bad lawbreaker.

Good question as to who in the SUV was the child...

August 24, 2011 at 5:40 a.m.

@brokentoe- I was showing sarcasm with the "Time-Out" statement- that part was meant to be a funny thing- perhaps you took me wrong :)

August 24, 2011 at 7:02 a.m.
Onceuponatime said...

Coming from an extremely abusive household I would like to now what was the fight about and why the hell was the mother hitting her? Was it normal for the mother to hit her? Without knowing more details we should not be passing judgement on either people. All I know if, coming from the home I did, if my mother and I had been arguing and she hit me then out of panic and fear I probably would of grabbed something too and it could of been the steering wheel. Don't blaim the child until you know the situation.

August 24, 2011 at 11:40 a.m.
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