Funeral Home Crash

Family members of a woman whose vehicle crashed into a West Memphis funeral home say she suffered a seizure before the deadly accident occurred.

Authorities say an Alabama toddler was killed at the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home late Thursday.

Police Chief Donald Oakes says the vehicle careened off the road and slammed into the building where the child and her family were attending a visitation.

Lisa Rains told the Commercial Appeal that her cousin, Shannon Morgan, had just left the Crossroads Cafe after finishing her shift as a waitress when the accident occurred.

Three-year-old Bella Rushing was flown by medical helicopter to a Memphis hospital, where she later died.

Her 5-year-old sister and mother were released after treatment at separate hospitals, but her grandmother remained hospitalized in critical condition.


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  • by sue Location: alabama on Jun 25, 2012 at 08:06 PM
    People who have this problem should let someone else do the driving. It would save lives
  • by Mary Location: ALABAMA on Jun 24, 2012 at 05:56 PM
    OMG!I work at a local hospital were I see seizure patients come in all the time and when they are having an attack they are really out of it. I think this is something our States should be looking at; as far as allowing people to drive with this illness.
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      by Jasper on Jun 25, 2012 at 01:44 PM in reply to Mary
      Mary, a lot of states let blind people drive.And mentally unbalanced people drive.After so long of a time looks like the drivers license department would want a doctors report stating you are physically and mentally able to behind the wheel of a car.As long as you can pass the drivers test, they don't care whats wrong with you.
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        by Martha on Jul 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM in reply to Jasper
        I couldn't agree more.My sister had two almost fatal accidents this past year. I thank God for looking out for her and the people she avoided hitting.They have taken her license until a doctor deems it safe.My opinion is people taking certain medication should require a doctors ok. That does include myself.I went three years without driving because I didn't trust myself driving due to the different medication.
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