Jacksonville police: Baby falls out of SUV, hit by truck

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 1-year-old boy was run over by a truck after he fell out of an SUV on a Jacksonville road Monday, officers said.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was called to Arlington and Lillian roads after someone was hit by a car.

Police said a Chevy Tahoe was turning right onto Arlington Road when the left rear door opened and the 1-year-old fell out.

"She (the driver) had 4 kids with her," JSO Sgt. Donald Washingon said. "Her 4-year-old daughter was in the front seat. She had her two nephews and her son in the back seat."

A Chevy Silverado traveling behind the Tahoe ran over the 1-year-old, police said.

The baby, who was not in a car seat, was taken to Wolfson Children's Hospital with life-threatening injuries. JSO said the boy has head and internal injuries.

The truck that ran over him stopped and the driver is cooperating. Police said the mother claims the child was wearing a seat belt.

The child was among four children in the SUV without car seats, according to JSO.

"At this time, we don’t know how he got out," Washington said. "But it’s been said that he’s been known to open the back door."

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