The first black socialist woman elected to the Boston City Council crashed her car while driving through town in an unregistered, uninsured car while her license was revoked.
Kendra Lara, 33, destroyed the gray 2019 Honda Civic when it crashed through a metal fence, ran over bushes and crashed into the left side of a home in the Jamaica Plains district.
Their seven-year-old son Zaire was in the car, but not in a booster seat.
He was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital where he received “several stitches” and is expected to make a full recovery.
According to the police report, obtained by the new york post officeLara could be sued for child abuse or neglect for failing to insure a child under the age of eight.
Kendra Lara, 33, is pictured with her seven-year-old son Zaire. Both were injured when Lara crashed her car without a license Friday afternoon while driving with a revoked license.
Lara’s car went through a fence and struck a house in the Jamaica Plains district of Boston.
A 51A report that must be submitted to the Department of Children and Families when ‘child abuse or neglect’ is suspected could be filed ‘due to negligence and failure to use an adequate car seat for the safety of the child’.
Lee Nave, Lara’s chief of staff, said the councilman suffered “some cuts and will probably require some stitches.”
He added: “She braced herself for the airbag and then climbed in the back to get it out.”
Nave said Lara was driving when she swerved to avoid an accident and crashed into a fence and a yard before hitting a house.
“It was a very scary situation for everyone involved, but luckily Councilor Lara and Zaire are expected to make a full recovery,” he added.
The driver of the other vehicle said that Lara was driving at high speed.
He told officers he was “barely moving” when he noticed Lara’s Civic approaching rapidly around 4:25 p.m. Friday.
He said his Civic sped past him and “suddenly made a left turn, crashing into the house.”
Boston police are still investigating and assessing the damage to the home. the boston globe informed.
Lara will be cited in West Roxbury Court on charges including operating a motor vehicle after suspension, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
A second person will be cited for allowing the operation without a license and allowing the operation of the unregistered motor vehicle, according to the police report.
Lara was elected in November 2021 as the first black socialist on the Boston City Council.
Lara has multiple driving offenses on her record, obtained by the boston herald.
In 2014, she was charged with not wearing a seatbelt and failing to obey a traffic signal. She failed to appear in court in Connecticut and her license was revoked.
The file also shows a violation in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester in August 2010, for not having the vehicle registration.
Lara, born in the Bronx to Dominican immigrants, grew up in Boston and worked as the Director of Radical Philanthropy at the Boston-based organization Resist, founded 50 years ago by Noam Chomsky.
The group is designed to be “a leading force for racial and economic justice,” according to Lara’s official biography.
She was elected in November 2021 and took office in January 2022, insisting that the word socialism should not scare people away.
“When I’m talking to people who are apprehensive about socialism, I ask them to consider who will benefit from maintaining the status quo. Who wins when workers are exploited? Who benefits if we can’t pay for health care? Who benefits when housing is not affordable?’ she said News from the Jamaican Plains in January 2022.
‘Socialism benefits the vast majority of us.
There are a few, those who benefit from the oppression and exploitation of others, who, from a narrow point of view, stand to lose something in a just and equal society.
“Unsurprisingly, these are the people who often shape the public narrative.
“Whether through decades-long US government propaganda campaigns or political mailers like the ones my opponent sent out, they managed to convince our neighbors and us that socialism is a threat. But a threat for what? And whom?