HANSON — A woman is not being charged or cited by police after a young child fell out of her moving vehicle Monday morning, leading police to release surveillance video of the incident in hopes of identifying those involved.
Police released two surveillance videos on Tuesday afternoon that showed a boy falling out of an SUV that was exiting the Hanson Town Hall boat ramp lot onto Liberty Street (Route 58) the previous morning.
The boy falls into the roadway, but quickly gets up. The driver immediately stops and runs to the boy, then picks him up and carries him back to the vehicle.
After releasing the videos in hopes of identifying the woman and child involved, Police Chief Michael Miksch said police were able to speak to the woman and child on Tuesday night.
Police learned the driver is the child’s caregiver and the incident was determined to be an accident, Miksch said. The child was not injured.
Police say the driver 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 unbuckled it unbeknownst to her, opened the door before the autolock 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.