BEACHWOOD, Ohio (WOIO) – A speeding driver ran a red light in Beachwood and slammed into another car last month, but the out-of-control vehicle didn’t stop there. The Parma woman behind the wheel ended up crashing into another car and a house on Richmond Road.
What’s unusual is the woman, who had her 12-year-old daughter in the car, admitted to officers she intentionally ran the red light at Richmond Road and Shaker Boulevard speeding at about 120 miles per hour.
Beachwood police say a Parma woman admits she quite literally, “Let go and let God take the wheel” of her teal Ford Taurus back in mid-June when the crash occurred.
According to the police report, the woman told officers that she drove at high speed and through the red light in order to “test her faith” in God.
She also said she had recently been fired from her job and was going through a difficult time.
She said she decided to “let go and let God take the wheel,” according to the police report. It added that the woman believed she had done the right thing.
The other driver was not injured.