Mother of 5 tries to recover after shoplifters run into her SUV - KCTV5

Mother of 5 tries to recover after shoplifters run into her SUV during chase

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Andre Allen (left) and Gary Butler (right). (KCTV) Andre Allen (left) and Gary Butler (right). (KCTV)

A single mother of five is unable to work after she was seriously hurt when suspected shoplifters slammed into her family's SUV while they were running from police.

Gary Butler and Andre Allen are facing several counts of felony assault and resisting arrest due to fleeing after the wreck.

That day, the mother and three of her five children were headed to a bookstore. Then they planned to go shopping for shoes.

Instead, they found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

In an instant, Corrina Eisenhart was trapped inside her crumpled SUV. “It just came out of nowhere,” she said.

“The windows were smashed,” said 11-year-old Reuben Eisenhart. “I had horrible pain in my left hand. Aliyah was bleeding and Jonah was terrified.”

Corrina knew her children were hurt. Her fractured pelvis and broken tailbone made it impossible for her to comfort them, however.

"I couldn't turn my neck to look behind me,” she said. “I could just hear the kids screaming. They were really worried about my little girl; she had blood all over her.”

Seven-year-old Aliyah had a broken jaw, 11-year-old Reuben had a broken thumb, and 13-year-old Jonah was sore from the impact. 

“I'm not able to go back to work for several weeks,” their mother said. “I can't do my laundry. I can't do my dishes or cook for my children, and that makes it hard with five kids.”

Plus, because she is unable to drive, she needs help getting everyone to their doctor’s appointments.

The fleeing suspects not only put their lives in danger but made it impossible for Corrina to complete basic, day-to-day tasks.

Her family and friends hope to generate support to help the mother as she receives physical and occupational therapy. They have set up a GoFundMe account to help the family with growing medical bills. 

Previous coverage:

2 charged in Independence wreck that happened after police chase, injured several

Several hurt following wreck after suspects flee from police in Independence

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