A six-year-old boy was coming home from a fun day at Disneyland when his family car was hit by a truck.
The driver of the truck was identified as Constantino Banda-Acosta, a Mexican national who has been deported 15 times in the past 15 years.
The boy suffered serious head injuries and is facing additional surgery.
Right now, he has a lot of swelling and can’t open either of his eyes, so he’s scared he can’t see, his father Ben Lake told KSWB while holding back tears. I just really care about bringing him home and making sure he’s happy again.
— Ben Lake on News 3
Banda pleaded not guilty to charges including DUI, hit and run and driving without a license.
The life of the boy and his family have been forever changed by a man who should never have been in this country.