ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The parents of a 2-year-old boy injured in a drunk-driving crash are devastated and angry after the crash left their toddler on life support
"He's starting to breathe on his own, but he's still having complications and right now we don't know where we stand with him, whether he's going to live or not," Jonathan Griego said.
Jonathan Griego was praying Saturday night. His 2-year-old son Vicente can not breathe on his own has bleeding on his brain and is on life support.
Police say Mariano Salaz, 20, was drunk when he rammed into the back of Griego's car around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Little Vicente was in the back seat.
Police say Salaz took off down the road hitting and injuring another driver.
When police tried to stop him they say he then rammed a cop car.
Griego can not believe the nightmare his family is now in.
"The cops at the scene had told us that we're lucky to be walking all of us away live because that kind of car accident usually results in nothing but deaths," Griego said.
Griego says he and his fiancé will stay at UNM hospital with their son for as long as it takes and says he just wants his little boy to be okay
"People should not drive drunk, it's irresponsible, even no matter what it's dumb, I heard the guy was a year younger than me," Griego said. "You know I'm trying to make it right and live for my son."
Police originally did not expect the child to survive.
"I need everybody's prayers to help my son pull through and just please show him some love and support," Griego said.
Salaz is charged with vehicular homicide, but those charges could change.
Griego says he does plan taking legal action against Salaz.
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