Woman jailed for attempting to run over her son while dropping him off at school
36-year-old Tiffany Kosakowski appeared at Kent County Circuit Court in Grand Rapids and said that she must "live with this for the rest of my life."
A woman has reportedly been jailed for attempting to run over her nine-year-old son in the parking lot of a school in Michigan while she was dropping him off. She has reportedly been found guilty of reckless driving and has been ordered to serve at least thirty days in jail.
The woman, identified as 36-year-old Tiffany Kosakowski, appeared at Kent County Circuit Court in Grand Rapids and said that she must "live with this for the rest of my life," according to the Associated Press. The incident reportedly occurred on December 11, 2018.
Kosakowski was sentenced on Thursday by Judge Curt Benson to six months in jail, however, all but 30 days were suspended. The judge called her actions "simply inexcusable."
Neighbors tell me Tiffany Kosakowski hasn’t been home since she ran over her 8year old son in the parking lot of Chandler Woods Charter Academy last Tuesday.— Marvis Herring (@Marvis_WOODTV8) December 17, 2018
Tonight- Neighbors defend Kosakowski’s character and love for her kids as her son remains in critical condition @WOODTV pic.twitter.com/fs2a65htDF
Reports state that the 36-year-old's son hung from the passenger-side front door for nearly 50 yards (48 meters) in December at Chandler Woods Charter Academy's parking lot in Belmont before he lost his grip and was run over.
According to the authorities, the 9-year-old, who has not been identified, did not want to stay at school.
The boy has reportedly survived the tragic incident, however, he has suffered traumatic injury to his brain and is in a critical condition.
Tiffany Kosakowski was in court this morning for a probable cause hearing. She is charged with child abuse and reckless driving. She ran over her son while dropping him off at school. She waived her preliminary hearing. All of the details will be on @wzzm13 pic.twitter.com/voAYWb8CGI— Evan Linnert (@linnerte) December 28, 2018
Kosakowski’s neighbors have since defended her character and love for her children, saying that there is no way she did that to her son intentionally, according to WoodTV.
"Her kids come over. Matter of fact, her son used to call me grandma," Cindie McGarry, Kosakowski’s neighbor, told the station last year. She said everyone in her house was shocked when they learned of the news.
Tiffany Kosakowski's son hung from the passenger-side front door for nearly 50 yards before he lost his grip and was run over. https://t.co/fICpSfYj8c— WNDU (@WNDU) April 19, 2019
"I just cannot fathom her doing this on purpose, no. There's no way. I would have to literally actually stand there and watch it happen for me to believe that she really actually ran her son over on purpose" McGarry added.