Texas child dies after being ejected from car
In a tragic car accident, a 3-year-old Texas girl was killed after being ejected from a vehicle involved in a crash and pinned underneath the wreckage.
The tragedy occurred at an intersection in Waco, Texas, where the vehicle ran a red light and crashed, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The initial report about the heartbreaking incident indicates the child wasn't appropriately restrained with a seat belt at the time of the accident.
Witnesses to the incident sprang into action, lifting the car off the toddler, Annalise Renee Nava, and performing lifesaving measures at the scene.
Nava could not be saved despite these efforts and later succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.
Waco police, in a Facebook post, confirmed the grievous situation, stating the "unsecured 3-year-old girl" was ejected from the car, and tragically, it "landed on top of her."
Detailed information about the circumstances of the crash, including the driver's identity and the reason for running the red light, remains undisclosed. An investigation into the incident is underway.
It's important to note that according to Texas law, children under the age of eight or those who stand under 4 feet 9 inches tall must be safely secured in a child safety seat.
As of now, no charges have been filed in relation to this tragic incident.
Waco Collision: A Horrifying Afternoon Incident
The fatal accident occurred around 4:20 p.m. on a Thursday at the busy intersection of South 17th Street and Clay Avenue in Waco, a town about 90 miles south of Fort Worth.
The collision involved three vehicles, according to the Waco Police Department.
The driver of the Chevrolet Lumina, from which the toddler was ejected, had reportedly run a red light at the intersection, subsequently colliding with another vehicle.
This impact sent both cars hurtling into a third vehicle in the area.
"Annalise, an 'unsecured' passenger, was tragically ejected from the Lumina, leading to the vehicle landing on top of her," Waco police officials stated.
Among the first responders at the scene was CreCre Evans, who assisted in lifting the vehicle off the child. Evans later shared a poignant video on Facebook, lamenting the unnecessary loss of a young life had appropriate safety measures been taken.
A Plea for Child Safety in Vehicles
In a heart-wrenching plea, Evans emphasized the importance of securing children in vehicles.
Tearfully placing flowers along the roadway where the crash occurred, she stated, "Y'all need to make sure you buckle those kids, because that was an innocent baby."