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Alanis, her 20-year-old boyfriend, Joshua Molina, their young son, Joshua Jr., and two family friends, Orlando Rodriguez and Aldo Maldonado, were westbound on Parker Street last Monday when they were broadsided by a Toyota Camry, said the family's attorney, Timothy Cavanagh.The driver of the Camry, Putiporn Kaewmooka, was fleeing the scene of an earlier hit-and-run accident near Belmont and Cicero avenues when he hit Molina's car, according to police reports.
"This is not just a case of negligence. He was driving 80, 90 or 100 miles per hour, going southbound in the northbound lanes, with no headlights on," Cavanagh said.Cavanagh said he intends to go to court Tuesday morning to file an emergency motion to secure evidence in the case. A car dealership at the intersection of Parker and Cicero captured the accident on tape. The family would also like to know the results of the toxicology test taken by Kaewmooka.
Alanis and Molina both escaped the crash with minor injuries. They say their favorite memory of their son was his toothy smile.
"I had loved him dearly," Alanis said. "I wish he was still here."