Family pulls together after car crash puts daughter in hospital - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Family pulls together after car crash puts daughter in hospital

Sierra and her first responders from Station 6C (Source: Lubbock Fire Rescue) Sierra and her first responders from Station 6C (Source: Lubbock Fire Rescue)
Pictured: Sierra Harris, 19 Pictured: Sierra Harris, 19
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Every mother dreads the phone call from the hospital saying that their child has been in a car crash.

But that's exactly what happened to Cheri Lujan and Michelle Harris on February 1st at 3 p.m., when their daughter and stepdaughter, 19-year-old Sierra Harris, was left fighting for her life.

First responders had to use the jaws of life to free Sierra from her vehicle after a wreck on 34th and Knoxville that left her in critical condition.

Police say Guadalupe Miguel Alejandro, 36, ran a stop sign and plowed into Sierra's car.

Investigators say he was intoxicated at the time.

Lujan, Sierra's mother, and Harris, Sierra's stepmother, want to take a stand against drunk driving. They hope to save other parents from the same heartache that they feel.

"There's got to be a crack down on drinking and driving, period," Lujan said. "Zero tolerance, especially in a college town."

Harris said that accidents like this could be easily avoided.

"Your actions have consequences," she said. "If you're drinking, give your keys to someone else."

For now, though, Sierra is heading down the long road of recovery, and her mothers are doing the same.

Sierra was still in serious condition as of Wednesday night, but she has been released from ICU

Her family said she is scheduled to be moved to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas by the end of the week.

A fund has been set up to help pay for Sierra's medical expenses. If you would like to help their family by donating, go to any Wells Fargo location in Lubbock and ask for the "Sierra Harris fund."

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