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Mother struggles after daughter hit, killed by car

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DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) - Glendalee Alvarado faced another difficult day Tuesday while still mourning the death of her daughter, Brianna Rosales. Alvarado sat in the same courtroom with the alleged drunk driver who ran into her and her daughter in Dorchester, two days before Thanksgiving.

“I don’t think she’s sorry,” Alvarado said.

The 36-year-old alleged drunk driver, Olivia Mora, cried in court, but only after her lawyer described difficulties her own 4-year-old girl has been having lately.

Surveillance video shows Mora’s white Chevy Tahoe barreling along the street in Dorchester and striking Alvarado and her daughter.

Prosecutors revealed Mora’s alcohol level at 11 p.m. the night of the crash, nine hours after it happened, and found it was .125, well above the legal limit. Prosecutors also said experts used a formula to figure out what the level would have been when the crash happened.

“Further tests reveal that at the time of the crash, her blood alcohol count was between .188 and .386,” said Masai King, prosecutor.

Mora was charged with manslaughter.

Alvarado said she remembered very little about her final moments with her daughter.

“They say I tried to hold her jacket back, but I don't remember nothing,” she said.

“It's something that will never go away,” Alvarado said.

The day before Thanksgiving 2013, Alvarado was walking Brianna home from school at 2 p.m.

“She was in front of me. We were walking and she was always in front of me, then I don’t remember,” Alvarado said.

Brianna died at the scene and her mother was pinned under the truck.

Alvarado was hurt so bad in the accident she was in the hospital for about a week before doctors broke the news to her that her daughter did not survive. She is in need of painful physical therapy but she said the worst pain is the other children asking for their sister.

“She's left with a child no longer alive and injuries many years to come and no money. She’s destitute through no fault of her own,” Alvarado’s attorney Joseph Machera said.

Before she was injured, Alvarado was working and supporting her children. Now she has hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and is unable to get the physical therapy that she desperately needs.

“She's a fighter. She wants to be able do things, she wants to be able to go to work,” Machera said.

After the crash the family received $5,000 that was used to bury Brianna, but now Alvarado has no income and needs help.

The Glendalee Alvarado Fund has been set up for anyone who would like to help.
Grendalee Alvarado Fund, care of Attorney Joseph J. Machera,
220 Beach St.,
Revere, MA, 02151.

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