CCTV camera filmed a tragic accident in which a mother and her daughter were pinned against a wall by a driver who jumped a curb and rammed at the building of the Congonhas airport, near São Paulo, Brazil. 56 year old Clarice da Costa died on the spot. Her daughter – 27 year old Camila Ariele Turolla had to be hospitalized but survived.
23 year old Wagner Alves Alvarenga – the driver who cause the accident told the media that “he did not leave home with an intention to kill anyone”. He maintained that it was an accident, that he was drunk and blacked out.
If I’m not mistaken, Brazilian DUI laws are pretty lax (not sure – perhaps someone from Brazil can fill us in). From the statements the driver made it’s almost sickening how he’s using the fact that he was drunk as an excuse: “Well, pardon me. It’s not my fault. I was drunk and blacked out. What was I supposed to do?” WTF?
The mother and daughter who live in Piracicaba, São Paulo were at the airport because they were going on vacation to Florianopolis in Santa Catarina (the safe and developed part of Brazil with majority of people being Germans and Italians).