Watch: Truck driver rescues toddler in car seat who fell out of moving vehicle
Jan 16, 2019
A Minnesota man is calling a young child “very lucky” this week after the child survived falling from a moving car while still strapped in a car seat.
What happened: Motorist Chad Cheddar Mock was driving around a tight bend in Mankato, Minnesota, on Monday when the passenger door of the car in front of him swung open, sending a 2-year-old in a car seat tumbling into the street, ABC News reported.
- Dashcam footage of the event shows Mock slowing to a stop and jumping out of his vehicle to wave down the driver and slow oncoming vehicles.
- “If it didn’t happen in front of me I’d never have believed it,” Mock wrote in a Facebook post about the event.
Watch the video below:
According to a press release from the Mankato Department of Public Safety, “The child was examined by public safety and ambulance staff and found to be not injured.”
- The child, the department said, was properly fastened in her car seat, but the car seat was not properly fastened in the moving vehicle driven by the child’s mother.
- According to the release, “Charges of child endangerment and child restraint system not fastened are being requested.”