Single mom of 3 in Pennsylvania left with crippling injuries after Mother’s Day carjacking

A crash and attempted carjacking the morning of Mother’s Day left a single mother of three with crippling injuries.Uber driver Mary Carlson, of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was driving home near Pittsburgh when the incident happened, according to her father, Bill Piermani.”A blue truck passed her on the right, pulled in front of her and slammed on its brakes. My daughter slammed on her brakes and she stopped. The guy threw his truck into reverse and backed into her,” Piermani said.A police report said that truck was being driven by Derek Brown, 28, of Pittsburgh.According to a police report, another car then unintentionally hit Carlson’s car, pinning her between that vehicle and Brown’s truck.Police said Brown carjacked another vehicle from a good Samaritan.”He flags a lady down and says, ‘We need help, we need help.’ The lady got out of her car and he jumped in her car and stole it,” Piermani said.Police said Brown dropped his wallet at the scene and they were able to find him and arrest him.But Carlson is still recovering from a broken back and other injuries at UPMC Mercy hospital.”She’s been condemned to a wheelchair the rest of her life. Who knows what he’s going to get. If he gets a slap on the wrist, I’m not going to be very happy,” Piermani said.”She’s going to need care. This is going to be expensive. Who knows if any money is available anywhere else,” he said.Brown is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault and motor vehicle theft. He waived a preliminary hearing and will be arraigned next month.Carlson’s family has set up a GoFundMe.Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

A crash and attempted carjacking the morning of Mother’s Day left a single mother of three with crippling injuries.

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Uber driver Mary Carlson, of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was driving home near Pittsburgh when the incident happened, according to her father, Bill Piermani.

“A blue truck passed her on the right, pulled in front of her and slammed on its brakes. My daughter slammed on her brakes and she stopped. The guy threw his truck into reverse and backed into her,” Piermani said.

A police report said that truck was being driven by Derek Brown, 28, of Pittsburgh.

According to a police report, another car then unintentionally hit Carlson’s car, pinning her between that vehicle and Brown’s truck.

Police said Brown carjacked another vehicle from a good Samaritan.

“He flags a lady down and says, ‘We need help, we need help.’ The lady got out of her car and he jumped in her car and stole it,” Piermani said.

Police said Brown dropped his wallet at the scene and they were able to find him and arrest him.

But Carlson is still recovering from a broken back and other injuries at UPMC Mercy hospital.

“She’s been condemned to a wheelchair the rest of her life. Who knows what he’s going to get. If he gets a slap on the wrist, I’m not going to be very happy,” Piermani said.

“She’s going to need care. This is going to be expensive. Who knows if any money is available anywhere else,” he said.

Brown is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault and motor vehicle theft. He waived a preliminary hearing and will be arraigned next month.

Carlson’s family has set up a GoFundMe.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

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