A one year old in North Attleboro is lucky to be alive, Tuesday, after police said a drunk driver came within feet of hitting him. That drunk driver missed the toddler but ended up hitting the car his mother was in.
It was a close call for baby Carter, Sunday night. He was just playing in his when a car came spinning into the yard.
"All I remember is flying from the truck and landing on the ground," said Carter's mom Angela Houle.
The car missed the one year old by just a few feet but smashed into the truck his mom, Angela, was in adjusting his car seat. She was thrown from it and has the scars to show for it.
"It's mostly my hip and neck that hurts the most," said Angela.
Angela said her bruises can heal, she's just glad her baby wasn't somewhere else in the yard.
"Very grateful," she said, "definitely an angel looking over us. If he was placed by the car, he probably would have been gone if we had him near the truck instead of over here."
Glass is still scattered on the pavement where police said 21 year old Jesse Coreas crashed.
"We just ran over to him to get the keys away from him, because he was still in the driver's seat with the accelerator on, just gone, out of it," said Angela's boyfriend, Robert Langevin.
He saw the whole thing and said while Coreas was out of it, he was apologetic. Coreas did admit to police he had six drinks of vodka as recently as two minutes earlier.
"Still replaying it over and over and over and thinking about what could have happened," said Langevin, "that's the big thing. We just keep thinking about what could have happened."
"Don't drink and drive," said Angela, "It's how my father died, and it's almost how my son died."
Coreas faces three charges, including drunk driving.