Mom Hopes Suspected Drunk Driver ‘Gets What He Deserves’

BOSTON (CBS) – The family of a New Hampshire girl is praying for her recovery after she was hit by a driver who, police say, was drunk.

Six-year old Cloe Adams was riding with her grandfather on his motorcycle when they were hit on Sunday.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports

According to police, the driver who hit them, 47-year-old Thomas Grenier of Epping, New Hampshire has been in trouble before. He was charged with assault in 1993. He pleaded guilty to drug charges in 2006. Grenier’s mother recently took out a restraining order against him.

Cloe has had a blood transfusion and several surgeries on her leg at Children’s Hospital Boston.

On Thursday, she was finally able to leave her hospital bed for the first time since the accident.

Her parents are focused on her recovery, but they’re doing anything they can to prevent this from happening again.

“I hope he gets what he deserves. I hope he feels it was worth his good time to hurt my baby. I really hope it was worth it for him. And I hope he gets what he deserves,” said Cloe’s mom, Liz Adams.

  • taxedout

    Assualt in 93 and drug charges in 06, now drunk driving, sure this guy isn’t from Mass??? Another outstanding citizen…Sue the pants of him!!!!!

    • guest

      Don’t assume all with bad pasts are from Mass. Your lovely state of NH has their share.

      • Matt

        NH is the south of the North

  • Hannah D

    And New Hampshire doesn’t require insurance. Wanna bet this guy doesn’t have any?

  • Kim

    The girl’s family should be charged with child endangerment for allowing a 6 year old to be on a motorcycle.

    • JustMyOpinion

      No Kim they should not. I was riding on a motorcycle at that age. I was 6 when I got on a bike with a relative. The only difference now from then is we hear about the accidents. Because I have been on a motorcycle my entire life I am a better and safer rider. Yes I ride my own.

      To this let me add your comment was rather cold hearted you are blaming the family for what a drunk driver did.

      • NickW

        I don’t like motorcyles but your statement is way off base.

    • Jenn

      its not illegal in NH for a child to be on a motorcycle, the grandfather did nothing wrong by trying to spend time riding with his granddaughter. We need to focus on the actual issue at hand, this guy Tom Grenier has now had 2 DUI’s he shouldnt even be walking the streets, he should be confined to a cell!

    • Jenn

      @ Kim-first of all no one cares if you process auto claims the girl was with an experienced rider i know, i grew up with her mother she had a helmet on and it was just a ride around a quiet neighborhood not on the highway, second-you so adamently believe it is the girls parents fault leads me to believe that you too indulge in tipping a few back and then getting behind the wheel a drunk will always defend another drunk hands down and third-do you have kids? do you let them walk to the store? ride their bikes? play outside, basically you think she shouldnt have been on a motorcycle but it could have happened to anyone doing anything. they could have been taking a walk down the road and the unless drunk would have still hit them! Whats my point stop being so damn ignorant and quick to point your finger at the victims instead of who is really to blame!

  • karen

    3 strikes. he should be out of our hair and in a cell. hope the little girl recovers and lives strong & well

  • John Harmon Jr

    @Kim: just to let you know that there was nothing wrong with the fact that her grandfather was giving her a short joyride on his motorcycle .they were only going just around the block. I wish you wouldn’t talk about my family like that

    • guest

      Amen John!

  • Matt Byrne

    Kim you are just another ignorant non-motorcycle rider, clearly. Most motorcycle riders, not all but most, are safer and better drivers than car drivers. We have to be more careful, because many people around us aren’t, as this drunk driver has shown here. It wouldn’t matter if she was 6 or 16, they still got hit, and there is no changing that. Get out and ride a motorcycle sometime, you might enjoy it and stop being so uptight about bikes and their riders.

    • lrodptl

      I’m also a motorcyclist but riding a 6 year old is a serious lack of good judgement. Get well soon Cloe.

  • John Harmon

    To anyone who can’t say anything nice about my family, please keep your comments to yourself. Thank you

  • John Harmon

    Uncle Joe and Cousin Chloe get well soon. Love you both

    • emom

      JOHN, I PRAY CHLOE MAKES A SPEEDY RECOVERY,,,,,,,,, and soon she gets to enjoy being out and about and enjoying the summer…… Angles where watching both of them ………..

      • emom

        ANGELS ,, sorry,,, for the misspell….

  • Kim

    I handle auto accident claims for a living. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW GOOD OF A MOTORCYCLE DRIVER YOU ARE!!! Your entire body, including all of your vital organs, are exposed. I’ve seen too many “safe” motorcycle riders killed or seriously injured, like this little girl, because of the actions of other drivers. It is stupid & irresponsible to endanger a 6 year old child like that. When she’s an adult can she make her own choice as to whether or not to put her life in someone else’s hands.

    • NickW

      You are right with the fact that they are exposed, but how is it the rider or parents fault that she got hurt? It wouldn’t have happened if the drunk driver didn’t hit them. I hate motorcycles. I lost a very dear friend to an accident. It was his fault and no one elses and it is a chance one takes, however, you can cross a street and die as well. I wouldn’t go on one or let my kids on one but that is personal.

    • emom

      then how do you explain children on bikes getting hit by drunk drivers, people walking across the street in a marked area and having the lights, someone in their front yard and moed down by a car that vered of the road,, whats the excuse for those,, intersting for a an insurance agent to speak harshly of someone seriously hurt.. I wonder if your employeee would feel the same way,, By the way you can get just as hurt if not worse inside of a small car, just because you have a frame of a car around your body you are not entirely protected,,,, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT.. cars in a twisted heap and the person trapped inside has extreme body injury. REALLY NOW, MOTORCYCLES ARE NOT THE PROBLEM HER,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, A STUPID MORON BEHIND THE BOTTLE. THATS THE PROBLEM HERE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,A DRUNKEN DRIVER NOT KNOWING THEIR LIMITS AND REALIZING THEY SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN BEHIND THE WHEEL,,,,,,,, THINK ABOUT ……

  • Opinion1a

    Don’t post on a public forum and then attempt to restrict / don’t expect opposing opinions of others. You are not making the case better for your well deserved sympathy.

  • Ann

    Hanna D
    i just letting you no i got family in NH
    yes they do Require car insurance in NH state

    • Anthony

      NH doesn’t require insurance, only if you have a lien but its the lien holder not the state that requires it. I’ve lived here for 28 years

  • Paul

    I am just asking a question…so don’t jump all over me. The government (State and Federal) require that children (up to age twelve) who ride in a car, must be in car seats, booster seats, and or restraints (because they don’t want to leave it up to the Parents’ discretion. Are there no laws (other than helmets) for children on motorcycles? Can you take an infant in a front or back carrier? I am not saying that these Parents did anything wrong. But isn’t it strange that such a vehicle requires no safety requirements….either age or equipment?

  • Buddy

    Not to worry. Your right.

    A child this young does not belong on a motorcycle. Period. Just my opinion and I am entitled. If John and others do not like what I have to say don’t read it. It’s my right and I stand by what I am saying. Knowing all to well the crazy drivers out on the road, and what can happen when hit on a motorcycel it was a very poor judgement by her family to allow the ride.

    Kim maybe you and I should lobby for stricter laws regarding children on motorcycles. If so this could ahve been prevented.

  • petem

    Did anyone of you experts (with your opinions, which you are determined we all know you are entitled to) read John Harmon’s first post? The ride was around THEIR BLOCK! Her grand dad hadn’t taken her for a long ride, just a quick jaunt around the neighborhood. Would someone like to volunteer a little vitriol for the alleged DRUNK DRIVER? I believe his part in this tragedy was the critical one.

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