VIDEO: Driver speaks out about Inspiration House collision

Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 08:59 - Written by

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - On the night of August 6th, LaToya Addison was driving back home after dropping off a family member. She says as she approached this intersection of Green and Young her brakes went out.

"All I was doing was jamming on my breaks and hoping they would kick back in," Addison said.

But her wish was not granted. The Longview Police investigation says, as she approached this red light she turned north onto Green and instead of a 90-degree turn the car made a c- shaped turn and headed for the front of the Inspiration House.

"The wreck was not intentional at all. I never wanted to harm my children or anybody and that is why I was blowing my horn," Addison said.

According to the accident report, Addison's 1999 Chevy Tahoe slammed into the building, hitting two cars and two victims in the process. The victims were talking on these benches after a night time, weekly meeting. Nobody in Addison's car was hurt, but Addison says her daughter is now fearful of car rides.

"Whenever we get in the car. She says things like 'we are gonna run into that building'," Addison said.

The accident report states that Addison's pedal did go all the way to the floor and the brake fluid reservoir was empty. That is why the brakes malfunctioned.

"I had my oil change and all of my fluilds checked just recently. I don't know why there was nothing in there."

1999 Chevy Tahoes are not on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall lists for brake malfunctions. No charges have been filed against Addison, and police say both patients were released from the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.