The unrestrained 1-year-old boy thrown from a vehicle during a Monday traffic crash on Interstate 12 is expected to survive, a Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman said in a news release.
The boy, who spent time in the pediatric intensive care unit at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, is in stable condition, Sgt. Don Stone said in the release.
An 8-year-old girl who suffered a concussion in the crash is still in an intensive care unit at a local hospital, Stone said.
The boy and girl were two of five children riding in a Kia sports utility vehicle around 8:30 a.m. Monday when the vehicle crashed into two other vehicles, Stone said.
Veronica Williams, 28, of New Roads, was driving the Kia when it ran off the Essen Lane entrance ramp and onto the interstate, colliding with the two other vehicles, Stone said.
Riding in the Kia with Williams were five children, ages 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9, the police spokesman said.
The 1-year-old boy was ejected during the crash, landing on the interstate, Stone said.
None of the children, four of whom are Williams’, were restrained, Stone said.
Criminal and traffic charges are forthcoming, he said.
Stone identified the drivers of the other vehicles as Carl Mallet, 41, of Lake Charles, and Desiree Rene Lopez, 19, of New Port Richey, Fla.
Mallet had two adults and two children in his vehicle, Stone said.
The adults suffered minor injuries, as did Lopez, Stone said.