By Sam Poe
Friday, August 8, 2014 | 12:08 AM
A two year old female child was ejected from a car traveling on Ninth Avenue Wednesday around 1:00 p.m. Reportedly, there were multiple children in the car. The adult driver had been making errands around town and had left the children in the car during a quick stop. One of the other children unbuckled the seat belt holding in the child's car seat, and when the car was in motion, the two year old opened the door. When the driver heard the door, she slammed on her brakes, and the motion caused the child and her car seat to be ejected from the car. The adult immediately put the child back in the car and took her to the Emergency Room at Lakeland Community Hospital. The child was then flown to Children's Hospital in Birmingham with unknown injuries.
Haleyville Police Chief Kyle Reogas reminds all parents and caretakers to use the child protective locks that are on most vehicles. While they may cause some inconvenience from time to time, they could save a child's life. This was an accident that could happen to anyone at any time; however, it could have been prevented with the use of child locks. Your child is not worth the risk. Use child locks.