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Child falls from moving vehicle
A young girl had to be airlifted to a hospital after falling out of a moving vehicle Wednesday afternoon. - photo by Photo contributed from the Turlock Police Department


The Turlock Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young girl was seriously injured from falling out of a moving vehicle.

The incident was reported at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday by a witness who saw the child fall and hit the road in the area of W. Christoffersen Parkway and Crowell Road.

The witness called the police and reported a young girl had just fallen from a vehicle. The car stopped and an occupant got out and picked up the child and then left again in the vehicle. The witness was following the vehicle while reporting the incident to the police.

Turlock Police officers caught up with the vehicle in the 3900 block of Geer Road. Inside the vehicle they found a two-and-a-half-year-old girl with visible injuries to the head and face, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

An ambulance was called to the scene and emergency medical technicians determined the child had serious injuries and needed to be airlifted to a hospital. Her condition is not known at this time.

Early indications point to the child opening a door of the vehicle while it was moving. It is not known at this point if the child was restrained or in a car seat. It’s also unknown how fast the vehicle was traveling when the girl fell.

No arrests have been made at this time. The incident remains under investigation.