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Mom Confronts Drunken Driver Who Left Her Son With Severe Brain Damage

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Loubna Khader's little boy before the DUI crash that left him with severe brain damage. Loubna Khader's little boy before the DUI crash that left him with severe brain damage.
Loubna Khader with her son who now needs 24-hour care. Loubna Khader with her son who now needs 24-hour care.
Loubna Khader finally got to confront Stewart Richardson 5 years after he rear ended their car causing her son severe brain damage. Loubna Khader finally got to confront Stewart Richardson 5 years after he rear ended their car causing her son severe brain damage.
A picture of the Khader's car after Stewart Richardson rear ended them with a blood alcohol level more than 3 times the legal limit. A picture of the Khader's car after Stewart Richardson rear ended them with a blood alcohol level more than 3 times the legal limit.

LIVE LEAK - A heartbroken mother has confronted an allegedly drunk driver who smashed into the back of her car five years ago, leaving her son brain damaged. Loubna Khader sobbed and smacked the glass divider at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas as she came face-to-face with Stewart Richardson, who is still awaiting trial for the 2009 crash due to legal wrangling and appeals.

'It's been five years today! Five years!' Khader yelled at Richardson, WFAA-TV reported. 'My son is dying every single day... I am never going to forgive you for what you did to my son!'

Mrs. Khader, her husband and her then two-year-old son Abdallah were driving back from a family gathering when Richardson rear-ended them, leaving the little boy trapped in his seat. After the accident, doctors predicted that he had suffered damage to 80 percent of his brain. He is now unable to see, speak or walk and needs around-the-clock care.

WFAA was there to film the moment Khader confronted Richardson, whose alcohol blood level was allegedly three times the limit when he crashed into the back of the family.

She raised an image showing Abdallah before the crash and then swapped it with one showing his bandaged face.

Richardson looked down as the mother yelled at him. He stayed for the entirety of her tirade and repeatedly apologized to her - but she would not accept it.

'I'm supposed to go home now and my son is going to be okay, because you said you’re sorry?' she said, before instructing him to be sent back to his cell.

Khader, who was unsure if Richardson would agree to meet her, had invited along the cameras to raise an understanding of her family's suffering and the long-term effects of drunk driving.

After the confrontation, she said: 'There's so many more things I wanted to tell him about my son - the things he goes through daily, but a man like him would never feel stuff like this.'

She said that, while the meeting was the start of her healing process and made her feel better, she will never be able to forgive the man who destroyed her son's life. His trial is on hold until an appeals court considers a request by prosecutors to use prior drunken driving charges in the case.

He had seven prior arrests for DUI.

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