A Texas student hit by a speeding Corvette this week still hopes to pick up his diploma with his classmates at graduation this Friday, despite being in the intensive care unit with a broken leg and several scrapes on his body.
Giovanni Landeros’ family is upset that the El Paso Police Department is not making an arrest in the case. They say he and another Pebble Hills High School student were injured by the Corvette, caught on home surveillance video speeding down the street on Charles Foster Avenue and John Hayes Street in East El Paso at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
“If you look at the footage you can see the Corvette barreling down the road and all the other cars look like they are at a standstill that’s how this kid was going,” says Landeros’ uncle, Sean Dixon.
Giovanni’s family believes another Pebble Hill student was driving the Corvette and they want his parents held responsible for the incident.
“First and foremost, the parents should be to blame because they got their kid a weapon,” Dixon says. “You get an 18-year-old a Corvette that he can’t control … someone needs to be held accountable.”
Police are telling local media a traffic report was filed but the crash was not handled as a crime and the department’s Special Traffic Investigators were not called to the scene.
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