2-year-old falls out of car at end of chase in Sunnyside

HOUSTON – The Harris County Pct. 7 Deputy Constable's Office says a two-year-old child fell out of a car at the end of a brief chase in Sunnyside early Friday.

The fire department was called in to look over the child, but he did not appear to be seriously hurt.

According to the constable's office, it was shortly before 5 a.m. when a deputy spotted suspicious activity between two vehicles on Wilmington. When the deputy approached, one of the drivers took off.

After a short chase, the suspect hit a fence next to a home in the 9300 block of Ashville and got out and ran away, leaving a woman and a two-year-old child in the car. The deputy drew his weapon and instructed the woman to get out, but before she could the little boy fell out of the car and hit the ground.

The deputy rushed to help the child, who reportedly started seizing. The fire department responded, and the woman in the car was detained.

A short time later, another woman walked up and claimed to be the mother of the child. She also said she was in the car during the chase but was not the driver.

The Harris County D.A. did not accept child endangerment charges, and the child was returned to his family. The incident will be reported to Child Protective Services, however, the constable's office says.

The incident remains under investigation as deputies continue to look for all of the parties involved.

(© 2017 KHOU)


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