UPDATE: Child pinned under vehicle released from hospital


By Cory Smith • Last Updated 9:33 am on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

CARSON CITY — A 7-year-old-child who was pinned under a vehicle after a rollover accident Monday morning was treated and released the same day at Carson City Hospital with minor injuries.

According to Michigan State Police Sgt. Joe Cairnduff, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on Blackmer Road just before 8 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle due to icy road conditions and crossed over the center line into a cornfield.

The vehicle then rolled, ejecting the child from the car, who was seating in the rear of the car and was not wearing a seat belt.

Montcalm County Central Dispatch reported the child’s entire body was under the vehicle except the head. However, the child reportedly was alert and talking.

Crews were able to move the vehicle off the child around 8:40 a.m. An ambulance transported the child to Carson City Hospital.

“The driver was issued citations in violation of basic speed law, driving too fast for conditions,” Cairnduff said. “The driver was also issued a citation in violation of child restraint law for not wearing a seat belt.”

He could not provide names of anyone involved in the accident.

The Carson City Fire Department, Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services and Michigan State Police responded to the scene. An AeroMed helicopter was requested at the scene but unable to fly due to weather conditions.

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