A two year-old was seriously injured in a one-car crash on Interstate 85 on Friday. The child was passenger traveling in a 2000 Lincoln Navigator with her mother at the time of the accident.
The vehicle was traveling north when the driver, also the child's mother, lost control of the vehicle and hit the median wall. The two year-old was in a child restraint seat but was ejected from the vehicle and landed in the emergency lane of Interstate 85 south. The child restraint seat was still inside the vehicle.
The driver (the child's mother), and five other passengers were uninjured.
The accident closed two lanes of traffic on both northbound and southbound lanes and is under investigation. Charges are likely pending.
The child, a girl, was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and was in stable condition as of Saturday.
Remember, child safety seats are only effective if they are used properly. For more information on child safety seats and laws, go to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
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