The Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.
HANSON — A woman is not being charged or cited by police after a young child fell out of her moving vehicle Monday morning.
Police released two surveillance videos Tuesday afternoon that showed a boy falling out of an SUV as it was leaving the Hanson Town Hall boat ramp lot onto Liberty Street. Police released the video in hopes of identifying the woman and child involved.
The boy fell onto the road, but quickly got up, the video showed. The driver immediately stopped and ran to the boy, picked him up and carried him back to the vehicle.
Police Chief Michael Miksch said police were able to speak to the woman and learned that she is the child’s caregiver. She contacted police on Tuesday night and reported that the child was not injured. She said the child had been in a car seat, but that he was able to unbuckle the seat belt and opened the door before the auto-lock feature engaged in the vehicle, then fell out.
“We were glad to find out that the child was okay and it appears that this incident was accidental,” Miksch said. “I would like to thank the members of the media and public who assisted us in getting the word out that we were looking to speak with the driver involved.”
The driver will not face any charges or citations, Miksch said. The Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.
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