San Antonio – The mom of a man who was an innocent driver killed in a racing crash is hoping his story conjures up others to make higher choices on the roads.
Andrew Gomez, 22, is remembered as a hardworking and loving younger man.
“He was an amazing son,” mentioned Elizabeth Rodriguez, his mom. “He was noble, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was a sweet, sweet guy with a gentle soul.”
Gomez leaves behind three different siblings together with Anali Rodriguez, his child sister.
“Growing up with him was very fun,” Anali Rodriguez mentioned. “We were really close. We would hang out and cruise around. It was hilarious because he loved to talk. He would tell you everything he knew and go on and on about something. I am going to miss his presence here with us and his laugh.”
They mentioned he was keen about automobiles.
“You couldn’t be in a car with him, without him talking about the car you were in or the car he saw on the road,” his mom laughed. “He just went on and on about it.”
Gomez was additionally working as a Door Dasher while attending South Texas Vocational Institute to change into a mechanic.
“He wore his uniform so proudly,” Elizabeth Rodriguez mentioned. “He was so happy, he was applying for a job at a dealership and he was waiting for a call for that.”
Sadly, that decision won’t ever be obtained.
San Antonio police mentioned simply earlier than midnight Wednesday, Gomez was driving alongside Prue Road close to Kyle Seal Parkway when a BMW, that was racing towards a Mercedes, crashed head-on into him.
His mom mentioned he was on his method residence from work.
“It is an unexplainable pain,” Elizabeth Rodriguez mentioned. “I could never imagine this happening. He was innocent. He was on his way home because that was around the time he would wrap up and it was just shocking and very hurtful.”
Gomez later died at University Hospital.
His mom mentioned she is grateful for the great Samaritans who ran to her son’s aspect.
“They stayed my by son’s side until the ambulance arrived,” she mentioned. “I am so grateful my son wasn’t alone during his last moments and that these amazing gentlemen tried hard to help him.”
Now she hopes her son’s loss of life serves as a reminder to others to assume earlier than you act.
“Because of a quick moment of pleasure of that racing and rush and adrenaline, you put your life and other people’s lives at risk,” Elizabeth Rodriguez mentioned. “Innocent lives. Changing lives completely. It took them a few seconds to make that bad decision and now it is a lifetime of pain for another family and for themselves because I know there are two sides to this.”
She mentioned she understands this can be a lifetime of therapeutic, however she is aware of her son is in heaven.
“The kind of person he was, was probably more needed in heaven than here and that is why I was chosen for this to happen,” she mentioned. “I think only special mothers were chosen for this because they have a sweet child that is such a good person that is why he is needed up in heaven more than here.”
The driver of the BMW ultimately examine remains to be in the hospital however he’s going through an intoxication manslaughter cost.
He and the driving force of the Mercedes are additionally taking a look at racing inflicting critical bodily damage, racing inflicting loss of life, and manslaughter costs.
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