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Family: Child is unconscious and paralyzed after being overlooked following crash

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A family member of Daniela Flores, 4, says the child is paralyzed after a crash on Monday afternoon in Ector County. Flores was overlooked in the car and found later by a towing company.

The company refuses to make any comment on the incident.

Flores was in the care of a friend of her mother. The family member says her mother was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The friend left the child with a male, who was a driver in the crash. The family member says the driver was taking Flores to eat before the crash.

A spokesperson for the City of Odessa says that the occupants of the three cars involved in the crash were all alert and exited their vehicles while waiting for authorities to arrive.

The driver told officials multiple times there were no other passengers inside of his car.

Since the back doors of the car were jammed shut, Fire and Rescue looked through the window of the back seat and through the front for any more occupants.

Flores was found three hours later in the floorboard of the backseat. Officials say she was unconscious, but breathing.

There was an after action review yesterday to discuss what happened.

Odessa Fire and Rescue will also conduct an internal review to see if those on the scene did everything they could.

Flores is currently in the hospital in Lubbock.

NewsWest 9 has reached out to the Texas Department of Public Safety for additional information. No word yet if any charges will be brought against the driver.

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