STAFFORD, TX (12/05/2016) — Blanca Garcia lost her life Monday morning when she was hit by a car while waiting in line outside of a food bank.
Authorities identified Blanca Garcia as the victim of a car accident that happened at 435 Stafford Run Rd. in Stafford, Texas.
Police reported that at around 11:00 a.m., an elderly woman was attempting to park at the East Ford Bend Human Needs Ministry when she accelerated into a crowd of over 200 people waiting in line at a food bank.
“They said what she did was the car was rolling and instead of slamming on (the) brake, she hit the accelerator,” said Marcy DeVille, a food bank client. “To think it was going to be a little joyous holiday and, you know, that’s tragedy.”
The crash pinned two women against the building. One of those victims was Blanca Garcia, a mother of five who did not survive the accident.
The second victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have not filed criminal charges as they believe the incident was accidental, but the driver is more-than-likely still civilly liable for Garcia’s wrongful death, as well as for the second victim’s injuries.
Police have not concluded their investigation, but we will provide updates to this story as they are released.