Toddlers Dragged By Truck

Posted on Sep 01, 2010
   Two toddlers were dragged about a quarter mile Tuesday morning by a California tow truck, before witnesses could alert the driver.

   The truck driver, Mehran Khamseh of Santa Barbara, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

   The children, a 3-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy, are hospitalized in critical condition. Their mother, 19-year-old Alma Lopez, who was pushing the toddlers across an Oxnard, CA crosswalk in a stroller at the time of impact, was knocked to the ground.

   She suffered only moderate injuries.