Traffic camera footage shows 25-year-old Bakari Warren driving northbound on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, in Gwinnett County, Georgia, before crossing into the southbound lanes and crashing straight into a concrete pole.
Her two children, ages 5 and 7, were in the backseat, but luckily escaped unharmed. When questioned by Norcross Police, Warren allegedly said that she crashed her car on purpose, to show the kids that God was real and that He would protect them if they believed in Him.
The woman’s bizarre version of the events was confirmed by her children. When asked whether they thought her crash was intentional one of them said: “Yeah, because she turned. Her eyes were closed and she was saying, blah, blah blah, ‘I love God.’”
In her defence, the 25-year-old woman did tell her kids to fasten their seat belts before driving straight into the concrete pole.
Still, she was arrested on the spot and is now facing child cruelty charges. Her bail has been set to $22,000. The kids are staying with their grandparents.
“It could’ve been a lot worse,” Nocross Police Sgt. Eric Butynski told WSB. “It could’ve been heavier traffic at the time, she could’ve hit the pole at such an angle that she did more damage to the car.”
Bizarrely enough, when officers arrived on the scene first asked Bakari Warren what had happened, the woman told them “to check her Facebook, and it would explain what happened.”
Her Facebook page featured nothing directly referencing the incident, but she then gave the explanation backed by her children – to prove that God would protect them.