Did I overreact by reporting this to the police?
So SD (9) comes back from BM's with bruising all along her cheek bone going clear up to her temple in the left side of her face. When I asked her what happened she told me that BM and Sdad took her and SS (7) shooting and on the way back BM let her ride in the back of her Grandfather's pickup truck (it had a canopy on it) where he was apparently driving so fast that she was being bounced from the floor of the pickup clear up to the top of the canopy roof and BM was in the vehicle behind them. To make matters worse there was a unsecured wheelchair in the back with her that was being flung all over the place. When I asked her what happened she told me that she doesn't know if the bruising is from slamming her face into the wheelchair or from it bouncing off of the roof of the vehicle. She told me that she was scared and when she exited the vehicle she was crying but nobody even stopped to ask her what happened.
SS (7) also came back with some deep scrapes from crashing on his bike as well. Both knees, and his entire elbow. And we aren't talking little scrapes here ladies.
DH, being DH is like "take some pictures and I will send an email." Really? SD could have been seriously injured and this isn't the first time that MOTY has put the kids in danger. When SS was 5 he could have been killed by the airbag in her car because she left the key in the ignition and told him to run to the store to get some propane during a BBQ. What did he do? Climbed in the car and drove it into the wall of her garage. Where was she? We still don't know. He almost loss the use of one of his hands because he stuck it under the running tread of a treadmill. Where was she? We still don't know. She let the kids drive to daycare on paved city streets (obviously they weren't wearing their seatbelts). Where was she? Letting them sit in her lap. This list can go on and on.
I got fed up last night and called the police. DH is pissed but I gave him the option to do it before I did. Did they do anything? Nope. Apparently in this state it's not against the law to put a child at risk of head injuries or broken bones. Not to mention the fact that if you hit your head hard enough it can kill you.
So my question to you all is did I overreact ladies by trying to report this?