A Florida mom is currently facing child abuse charges after a car trip went terrible wrong. 

Lorena Simpson tried to get her kids, who were in the backseat of the car to stop fighting, by abruptly slamming on the breaks.

However, her 12-year-old daughter who was seated in the front seat was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. The daughter therefore thrust forward and had her head slammed into the windshield. 

In the days following the event, investigators claim that the daughter who was injured complained of dizziness and headaches. Lorena however claims to have had no idea anything was wrong until the police arrived 3 days later. 

I didn’t on purpose or intentionally harm my daughter, you understand. If she ever once complained to me and said, ‘hey mom I think I have a headache,’ (but) she didn’t. I’m heartbroken. My kids are gone.”.

Her three children are now in the custody of their father.