Boy, 4, survives being ejected from SUV on southern Calif. freeway

Feb 13, 2014 1:36 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old boy ejected from an SUV in a freeway crash survived after landing in a soft bed of plants.

CHP Officer George Salas tells the Orange County Register ( ) the accident happened Wednesday night when the boy's father swerved to avoid a tire tread on southbound Interstate 5 in Anaheim.

The driver lost control and smashed into a concrete wall.

Salas says the toddler was thrown out of his safety seat, though the rear window and onto the greenery about 20 feet away.

The boy was taken to a hospital as a precaution but was treated only for scratches and bruising.

His mother and father were not injured in the crash.


Information from: The Orange County Register,

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