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1-year-old falls from car onto on-ramp in Lee’s Summit

  • Published Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 8:59 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 6:07 a.m.

A 1-year-old child apparently received only minor injuries after falling out of a moving car early Sunday night in Lee’s Summit, authorities said.

Emergency personnel responded to the intersection of U.S. 50 and Chipman Road at about 6 p.m. The driver told investigators that the child fell from a rear passenger door while the driver was turning onto an entrance ramp for U.S. 50.

A passing driver stopped and helped the child until emergency crews arrived. While the child was still being evaluated at a hospital Sunday night, doctors considered the injuries to be minor, according to a Lee’s Summit Police statement.

There was a child’s car seat in the vehicle, and officers were continuing to investigate how the child had been secured in it.

| Brian Burnes, bburnes@kcstar.com

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