Posts Tagged ‘child’

Child trapped in gate, injured, at Chelsea Park Apartments in Houston

The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department were called upon yesterday afternoon to rescue a seven-year old boy who became trapped by a gate at the Chelsea Park Apartments in the 11000 block of Crescent Moon Drive in Northwest Harris County. Once he had been disengaged from the gate the young man was taken by life flight helicopter to the Houston Medical Center. Channel 11’s story doesn’t specify how he became stuck.

Child ejected in possible DWI accident on I-45 in Conroe

A serious auto accident on Interstate 45 in Conroe yesterday caused a child to be ejected. The accident happened just before 6:00pm on the section of I-45 between Wilson Road and Texas 105. Conroe Police Department say that a Dodge Dakota pickup truck was pulling a bass boat heading southbound on I-45. The trailer started jumping, possibly because of a tire failure, and the driver lost control. The pickup truck struck a Ford Explorer SUV traveling next to it, slicing the Explorer‘s tire, flipping it over. There were two adults and a child in the Explorer: according to investigators the child was not restrained in a child seat and was ejected when the Explorer came to rest upside down. The child landed more than 80 feet away and suffered fractured ribs and a head injury and was life-flighted to Memorial Hermann Hospital – The Woodlands. The driver of the pickup truck was arrested on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated and could face a charge of intoxication assault due to the serious injuries caused. The accident remains under investigation. Channel 13’s report can be read here and refers to the injured child as a toddler and as being female. Channel 2 News’ coverage of the accident is here, and describes the child as being a 7-year old boy.

A child was ejected and thrown more than 80 feet when this Explorer was hit by a drunk driver on Interstate 45

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