Around 11:30 p.m., police were called to the intersection of S.W. 30th and Cordelia streets, where witnesses found the injured [1-year-old] boy.(from the Express-News)
The witnesses told police they saw a woman in her late teens driving a white SUV stop in the middle of the road.
“They noticed that the female turned around, reached for the rear passenger door, and an unknown object was thrown out of the vehicle,” Porter said.
They were curious, Porter said, and discovered the unresponsive boy. Moments later, the baby began to cry, and the witnesses called 911.
The SUV was seen driving around the area with the back door ajar and a child seat hanging out of the vehicle, according to police. Witnesses near the intersection of S.W. 30th and Randall Avenue told police the woman said that someone had stolen her child before she threw herself onto the pavement, authorities said.
While paramedics were treating the boy, the SUV returned, and officials asked the woman why it took her several moments to return to her injured child.
“She couldn't account for the time and couldn't explain why paramedics arrived before she did,” Porter said, adding the woman's story changed several times.
She and a man in his late teens, who was also in the SUV, gave varying accounts of what caused the child's injury, including claims that the boy was known to get out of his safety seat and had opened the door himself, according to police.
The SUV was found at the man's home in the 400 block of Randall, and although he claimed to have never seen a safety seat, one was found discarded about 20 feet away from the SUV.
I've had two 1-year-old children. Neither one could do a lot by themselves, much less get out of a car seat. But, I suppose your experience could be different.