Dash cam video: Toddler in car seat falls out of moving vehicle in Mankato
MANKATO, Minn. (FOX 9) - Dash camera video captured the moment a two-year-old child in a car seat fell out of a moving vehicle in Mankato.
Chad Cheddar Mock was driving around a curvy bend on Minnesota Street Monday morning, when a car seat holding a toddler fell out of the rear driver's side door of the car in front of him.
Mock immediately stopped his vehicle and ran to the child's aid, while the vehicle in front of him continued to drive away. He says the child was okay. Emergency crews also checked the toddler for any injuries.
"If it didn't happen in front of me, I'd never have believed it," Mock wrote on Facebook.
Mankato police responded to the report around 11:45 a.m. Police say the child's mother was driving the vehicle at the time. Mock told Fox 9 a woman later walked back to get the child who had fallen in the road.
Police say the child was properly strapped into the seat, but the seat wasn't fastened to the vehicle seat.
Authorities are requesting charges of child endangerment and child restraint system not fastened.