On February 8, 2010, Cavanagh Law Group filed a Wrongful Death lawsuit against Putiporn Kaewmookda arising out of the death of 13 month old Joshua Molina. On February 1, 2010, Joshua was in his car seat in his father’s Honda Civic which was at Parker and Cicero Avenues. Kaewmookda was driving his car southbound on Cicero Avenue without his headlights on and in the northbound lanes of traffic. Kaewmookda had just fled the scene of an earlier crash at Belmont and Cicero Avenues when his car collided at a high rate of speed with the Molina vehicle. Baby Joshua’s car seat was pushed thru the rear windshield. His father, Joshua pulled him out of the vehicle where Chicago Fire Deapartment Paramedics took control and rushed him to Children’s Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His parents, Joshua and Amy Alanis also lost their two close friends, Orlando Rodriguez and Aldo Maldonado, in the collision. They were seated next to baby Joshua in the rear seats of the Honda Civic.
The lawsuit is entitled Amy Alanis and Joshua Molina, Co-Special Administrators of the Estate of Joshua Molina, Jr. v. Putiporn Kaewmooka, Case No. 2010 L 1705. The case is pending before Judge Diane Larsen in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
On Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 9:15 a.m., Tim Cavanagh will appear in Judge Larsen’s courtroom to present an Emergency Motion for Protective Order. Cavanagh wants to ensure that videos of the crash (taken by surveillance cameras at a Toyota dealership) that were given to the police, the vehicles involved in the crash and other relevant evidence are protected and available to the family in their civil suit.