Grandma Flips Car with 5 Kids Inside

A drive to school ended with a trip to the hospital for five children Tuesday morning.

Their grandmother was driving them to school heading eastbound along Highway 94 just after 7:30 a.m. when her car started to fishtail.

Armida Rodriguez said she drives her grandkids to school every morning, but the morning's wet roadways caused her to lose control. No other cars were involved.

“I had no control over it. There was nothing you can do,” Armida Rodriguez told a family member at the scene.

“I don’t know what happened,” she said. “I was too worried about the kids in the back, I don’t know.”

“Someone is always watching out for me,” she said.

Ed Forsberg, a CHP officer on the scene, said a good rule of thumb when driving in wet conditions is to go 15 miles per hour slower than the posted speed limit.

The children, including an 11-year old girl and 7-year old twins, were taken to the hospital to be checked out but it appeared they were not injured in the accident.

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