A car crash that sent a toddler flying through the rear window glass has been caught on camera.
The two-year-old son of Artesia Cowart, 23, is recovering from bruised lungs and bruises on his head after the car crash on Sunday in Winter Haven, Florida, News 6 reported.
Cowart was driving a silver Buick LeSabre with the boy and her three-year-old daughter in the back seat when she pulled up to a stop sign at about 5.05pm, police say.
She waited at the stop sign for about 32 seconds, and then pulled out onto four-lane Highway 7 directly into the path of a maroon Ford F-150.
Drivers: Arteshia Crowart (left) was driving the LeSabre with the two children in the rear, and Bryan Whiddon (right) was driving the Ford F-150
Cowart pulled up to this stop sign and waited for about 32 seconds, before pulling out into traffic and being stuck by a truck on the driver’s side, police said
The video shows the truck t-bone the LeSabre near the rear driver’s side, sending the car spinning across the road
The video shows the truck t-bone the LeSabre near the rear driver’s side, sending the car spinning across the road.
The boy comes flying through the rear window glass of the car as it spins, lands on the pavement and rolls onto the sidewalk.
The car continues rolling backwards along Highway 17. Police say it missed hitting the boy by about five feet.
The LeSabre continued rolling until it hit a parked car, cops said.
The boy who was ejected from the car was flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa for treatment. He suffered he suffered bruised lungs and bruises on his head, his aunt said.
The LeSabre rolls backward after the crash. Police say it missed hitting the boy by about five feet
The LeSabre continued rolling until it hit a parked car, cops said
He is in good condition and expected to be released soon.
Cowart’s LeSabre had two car seats and a booster seat strapped into the rear, but police have not said whether they were properly installed and the children secured. Neither child seat was ejected from the car with the boy.
The driver of the truck, 48-year-old Bryan Whiddon, did not require medical treatment. His passenger was transported for minor leg injuries.
Crowart and her daughter were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police said neither speed nor impairment were factors in the crash.