A 10-month-old girl has fallen to death after her mother forgot to strap her into her car seat properly.
Gatekeepers News reports that the yet-to-be identified baby fell out of the chair and on to the road before her 35-year-old mother’s car rolled over her when it was left in drive.
The Prince William County Police Department in Virginia said the incident which happened on June 12 saw the 2013 Toyota Highlander roll down a driveway on to the youngster.
The mother from Hyattsville was visiting family in Woodbridge when the tragedy struck.
Police stated that the mother drove a short distance at one point to a nearby dumpster and then back to a residence to pick up additional family members when one of them opened the rear door the child fell out of the car onto the road.
She immediately got out of the vehicle to check on her daughter but the car’s transmission was still in drive causing it to roll forward and hit the baby.
Police added that the 10-month-old sustained a serious head injury and was taken to a local hospital by her mother and died of a head injury hours later.
Police noted that the girl only suffered head injuries and they have not charged the mother.