Baby in Car Seat Smiles at Rescuers after Flying 25 Feet in Crash


 A 7-month old baby, strapped in a car seat, suffered only a bruise after being thrown 25 feet during a crash, according to WHIO-TV

Sheriff Deputies in Montgomery County, Ohio responded to an intersection in Harrison Township about 10 a.m. Monday on a reported injury accident with an ejection. Witnesses say a car ran a red light at the intersection and hit a van occupied by Lashanda Goldsmith, her 7-month-old child Madison, and a 15-year-old girl.

Deputies told WHIO-TV Madison was thrown through the window on impact, while still in her car seat, and was found face-down 25 feet from the accident scene.

Alicia Lewis, Lashanda Goldsmith’s aunt, told reporters police thought the child was dead when they found the car seat face down, but when they flipped her over she opened her eyes and started to smile.

The crash reportedly involved a can, a car and a semitrailer. The driver identified as causing the crash fled the scene according to deputies, but was quickly located.

Five people suffered injuries, with two of the injured listed in serious condition, including the 15-year-old girl also in the van driven by Goldsmith.

Madison suffered only a bruise on the head and Lashanda also suffered only minor injuries. WHIO-TV reported that both were released from the hospital Monday afternoon.

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