Nicole Quintus has beautiful memories of her spirited 4-year-old daughter, Lily. Those memories include the plucky little girl singing songs, laughing, and running through the house in a tutu and sword. Now, those memories are all that’s left after a 28-year-old ex-con slammed into the KinderCare Learning Center in Winter Park, Florida, killing the little girl, and injuring 11 others.
Robert Alex Corchado was an ex-con with gang ties and numerous drug arrests on his record. He had previously served three years in prison for cocaine trafficking. In early April, his SUV hit a car, sending it careening into a crowded KinderCare center. Corchado fled the scene of the horrific crash and ditched his SUV to avoid arrest. A warrant for his arrest was promptly issued and he turned himself into the authorities.
Lily Quintus was just one of 50 children that were at the KinderCare center when the car slammed through the wall. 11 other children were injured, as well as a teacher in the horrific accident. One child was even pinned by the car and teachers performed CPR on the injured children. When paramedics arrived, Lily was immediately rushed to the hospital where three surgeons attempted to save her life. Sadly, her injuries were too severe and she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Lily’s mother Nicole released beautiful videos of her daughter on YouTube. There is also a funeral and memorial fund that has been set up for the family. You can donate to their fund here.
If someone you love has been killed through the negligence of another person, it is important to review all of your legal options. While no amount of money could ever replace the loss of your loved one, you and your family should not have to endure unnecessary financial burdens in their absence. Contact the Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyers at Kelley/Uustal to learn more about your rights.