Woman arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way with 8 children in the car in Pennsylvania

SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman was arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way with eight children in the car and crashing in Pennsylvania on June 21.

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According to WPXI, Fato Muya was allegedly driving the wrong way down Route 28 in Shaler Township with eight children in the car, which led to a head-on crash with another car.

Muya allegedly told officers that she “got confused” while following her GPS directions, according to court records obtained by WPXI. She told them that the GPS told her she missed an exit and made a wrong turn which led her to get onto Route 28.

Muya had eight children in the car ranging from the age of 11 months to 11 years old, said WPXI. According to the court records obtained by WPXI, at least four of the children were not wearing seat belts and only the 11-month-old child had a car seat.

Muya’s husband, Juma Mkomwa, took the 11-month-old from the scene and the seven other children were taken to the hospital along with three adults, according to WPXI.

According to the court records obtained by WPXI, Muya didn’t appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash but did say she did not have a valid driver’s license and her permit was expired.

WPXI said that Muya has been booked on recommended charges including three counts of second-degree endangerment of the children’s welfare, five counts of third-degree endangerment of the children’s welfare, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, three counts of accidents involving death or person injury while not properly licensed and multiple other traffic charges.

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