California Mom Dies after Being Hit by a Car While 1-Year-Old Daughter with Her Surprisingly Survives

Stephen Thompson
Aug 28, 2022
05:55 A.M.

A woman lost her life in a tragic crash with a car, but somehow her daughter was thrown clear of the wreckage, saving her life. It was a speeding accident, precisely what her husband had been trying to avoid by seeking help from the city council to stop speeding in their community.


Life is full of miracles and what happened in this story is absolute evidence. Weeks ago, Bob, a firefighter, had been trying to get help from Carlsbad City Council to help eradicate speeding in their community. He wanted to be able to go about his business, knowing his family and neighborhood were safe.

He was trying to avoid a tragedy, but even after meeting the council, life didn't pan out as he expected. One day, while on duty, Bob the firefighter received a call no one hoped to get. It was his wife. She had been killed in a speeding accident.



Christine was a lively person who enjoyed going on outdoor adventures with her husband and their daughter. According to her stepsister, Kelly Carrasco, the couple engaged in various activities, including traveling, hiking, or just taking long walks on the coast.

Christine was also a member of her neighborhood's vast network of business folks. In the past, she was employed at a sunglass company and later was known to work for yoga apparel.

Her neighbors called her a "beautiful" person who was fond of speaking well of people whether or not they were present. Some also praised her hardworking spirit and said she was a sort of "cornerstone" for many businesses because she was involved with them.



Bob was trying to preserve his family and community when he started trying to get rid of the overspeeding in their neighborhood. He had witnessed a driver crash into multiple cars right in front of his home.

Bob, who has been a resident in Carlsbad for more than three decades, had decided he would try to get the council's help in solving the problem weeks before his wife's demise at the hands of a careless driver.

On July 19, Bob delivered a speech to the city council where he mentioned that kids rode e-bikes around the neighborhood and demanded precautions that could save a life, including roundabouts, stop lights, and speed bumps.


Bob said in his experience as a medic, he had helped treat many car accident victims and that the experiences haunt him. He explained:

"Children are the worst, and even worse is seeing the mom whose kid has been hit. To think their kid might not come back, or possibly their kid is never going to live the same life, because someone was speeding and hit their child."

Bob was very worried, but he was not the only one. Neighbors also had similar fears after witnessing how cars sped by their community while they were on walks or in their homes.


Among them, some have lost loved ones. For example, Joanna Munday lost her son in an accident that happened in Carlsbad Village in 2020, and because she understands how painful such a tragedy is, her heart aches for Bob.


Nineteen days after that valiant attempt to prevent tragedy in his community, Bob lost his wife to a speeding accident. Christine and her one-year-old daughter had been riding her electric bike home after spending time at the park when she was hit by a car.


The car was a Toyota 4-runner, and the collision happened at an intersection in Carlsbad in the evening. The vehicle's driver was identified as a 42-year-old woman who remained on the scene after the accident.

Christine suffered serious injuries and passed on in the hospital, but her daughter was miraculously thrown clear of the mayhem. The little girl was reportedly unhurt at the scene but was taken to a hospital, so conclusive tests could be conducted to ascertain her health.

A statement from the family claimed that the bicycle seat and helmet were all that kept Christine's little daughter, Delilah, from suffering crash injuries like her mother. Since the demise, the community has rallied to the family's side to help in any way possible.


A GoFundMe page was opened for the family with an initial goal of $20,000, but with over 1000 donors, they have managed to amass $122,235. They said:

"At every glance we see Christine in Delilah, and these funds will help to ensure she is surrounded by the love, support, and beauty that Christine set forth."

Her family takes comfort in knowing that Christine's daughter, Delilah, was able to escape without any injuries. Many have described the child's survival as a miracle, which may not be far-fetched. An investigation is ongoing, but police have ruled out the involvement of drugs or alcohol.

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