Toddler falls from moving vehicle near Longville

Published: Dec. 22, 2015 at 8:20 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2016 at 8:20 PM CST
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LONGVILLE, LA (KPLC) - A toddler fell from a moving vehicle traveling near Longville Tuesday afternoon, authorities confirmed.

The 1 1/2-year-old boy was transported to a Lake Charles hospital with serious head trauma, said Joe Toler, Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman. The child has been transported to a hospital in Lafayette and is expected to recover.

The incident happened around 12:30 p.m.

"Responding deputies have learned that at some point the child was unbuckled from his car seat," Toler said. "It was also learned as the vehicle was making a turn, the child fell out of the rear passenger door onto the pavement."

The Beauregard Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.

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