Mother Charged For Baby Falling Out Of Vehicle

| March 10, 2014 | 10:15 am
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GiAnni-L--HendersonA Lee’s Summit woman now faces multiple charges after a 1-year-old child fell out of the back of a vehicle she was driving, onto a busy roadway.

According to the Lee’s Summit Police Department, GiAnni L. Henderson, 30, has been charged with a child restraint violation, failure to provide proof of insurance, license plate violation, child endangerment, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after the Sunday evening incident.

Police say around 6 p.m. Sunday, emergency crews were called to a scene in the area of Hwy. 50 and Chipman Road.

An initial investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was traveling was on Chipman Road, preparing to turn onto the entrance ramp for WB Hwy. 50. As the driver was making the turn, a 1-year-old child in the back seat of the vehicle, fell out of the rear passenger door onto the roadway.

A passing motorist saw the incident and immediately stopped and protected the child. The motorist administered first aid until emergency crews arrived.

The child was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators were able to determine that the child was not properly restrained by Henderson while riding in the vehicle. That lack of proper restraint led to the child falling from the vehicle during the turn.

The 1-year-old child has been released from the hospital- a second child was also reported in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the accident.

 

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