A baby suffered minor injuries after being thrown from a speeding car driven by the baby’s father. The incident happened after the baby’s mother and father had a fight, reports a source. The father put the baby in the back seat of the car but failed to secure the infant car seat using the seatbelt. The mother got into the car and it sped off. Unfortunately, the father did not close the car door completely and the baby fell out when the father made a fast turn.
According to a witness, the parents got out of the car, picked up the baby and the car seat and placed both back in the car. Then the car sped off. The witness called the police who stopped the car a mile from the accident scene. The baby had a few bumps and bruises, but was otherwise fine. The baby was taken to the hospital and later was taken into the custody of child protective services, suggests a source. The parents are facing charges of reckless endangerment of a minor and causing personal injury to their child. The mother is also facing assault charges because she attempted to stop social workers from taking the baby.
The parents are 16 and 19 years of age and have a history of fighting. Other witnesses have come forward to say that the couple fights often. Social services will now have to conduct an investigation to determine if the baby is safe at home or if the baby would be safer in foster care. According to a person close to the case, the parents, in addition to facing criminal charges, may have to complete parenting classes to demonstrate their ability to care for a child properly.
It is unclear how the fight started or what the fight was about. It is also unclear why the father failed to close the car door completely. The car may have been unsafe to drive because the doors were not closing properly. It is unknown if the mother, who is only 16 years old, will be charged as a minor or as an adult. The laws are different in different places like New York City and Westchester County.
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