Toddler Killed After Getting Ejected From Vehicle After A Crash On I-30
The Dallas Morning News reported on a crash that killed a two-year-old after it ejected them from the vehicle in Old East Dallas. Deputies are investigating the crash scene for evidence and plan to refer it to a grand jury for possible charges.
According to the police report, the car was driving on East R.L. Thornton Freeway around 10:30 PM. The car swerved to avoid hitting another car and struck a red HOV arrow. The impact and overcorrection pulled the car across all lanes of traffic and the median, stopping on the right side of the highway near the exit ramp to Peak Street.
When police arrived, they found a man and a woman searching for the two-year-old. They found the child on the grass median between the freeway and the exit ramp. An officer administered CPR in an attempt to save the child and managed to get him to a hospital, but he died shortly thereafter. The child’s mother, who was driving the car, was also taken to the hospital with injuries.
There is no indication in the story about whether the child was fastened in a child safety seat. If the child wasn’t, the parents may be in serious legal trouble.