Driver Chad Cheddar Mock was driving behind a woman’s car at around 11:45 a.m. when he witnessed a shocking incident that was recorded on his dashcam.
FOX 9 reports, Mock was coming around a curvy corner on Minnesota Street in Mankato, Minnesota when a 2-year-old girl flew out the rear left door of her mother’s car on Monday.
The girl, dressed in a pink jacket and grey tights, she was still strapped into her car seat. The child hit the ground hard but miraculously landed on the side of her seat.
Mock immediately jumped out of his car and stopped traffic to run to the toddler’s aid.
In the video, the mother’s car appeared to brake momentarily at a traffic light after her daughter toppled out of the car.
Mock wrote on Facebook:
If it didn’t happen in front of me, I’d never have believed it.
Police say the girl was properly strapped into the seat, but her mother failed to fasten the seat properly.
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The child’s mother eventually drove back to the scene when she realized her daughter was missing.
Luckily, the girl appeared to be safe.
Police Cmdr. Dan Schisel said the child was examined by paramedics and did not sustain any injuries.
According to the Free Press, the mother could face child endangerment charges for not fastening the seat to the car. It’s unclear why the vehicle door unlocked and opened.
KTVB reports, in July two people were arrested in Idaho after a toddler was not properly restrained in a car seat and fell out of a moving vehicle.
The child was rescued even though the driver did not stop his vehicle.
Watch below for seven simple car seat safety tips.
The video quickly went viral, garnering more than 364,000 views by Tuesday afternoon.
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