There was a frightening incident on the roads in Minnesota. Facebook user Chad Mock was driving down the street when the unthinkable happened. In a video uploaded to Facebook, a toddler can be seen flying out of a moving vehicle.
“If it didn’t happen in front of me I’d never have believed it,” Mock wrote. “The child was ok. The parents came back. Paramedics and police checked the child out as well. Very lucky.”
The toddler, who is two years old, was still strapped to her car seat but flew out of the car after her mother failed to properly fasten the car seat.
People immediately ran onto the street to stop traffic and get the toddler off of the road. Once the mother realized what had happened, she returned to the scene. According to a report from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, prosecutors are reviewing charges of child endangerment and child restraint not fastened after being forwarded by the police.
Luckily, the child was not injured in the incident as the car seat landed on its side.
You can check out the wild video below.
From ABC 7:
Police said the child was fastened into the seat, but not tethered to the vehicle. Investigators are looking into why the door flew open, allowing the car seat to fall out. Police requested charges of child endangerment and child restraint system not fastened against the toddler’s mom. The county attorney’s office said they will review the police report and see if any additional charges are applicable. The Minnesota Department of Human Services will also get a copy of the report.
Luckily Mock was alert and able to immediately stop incoming traffic from getting too close to the child or else the situation could have been a lot worse. And remember, always be sure to properly fasten your child’s car seat.