A rollover crash on I-5 near Mount Vernon, left four people injured and a 3-month-old baby suffering from head injuries after being ejected from the vehicle.
Just after 11 a.m. this morning, all northbound lanes of I-5 were blocked for nearly an hour after the accident.
A Honda Pilot SUV drifted off the roadway and slammed into a concrete barrier, causing the vehicle to rollover.
The baby that was secured in a car seat was ejected in the collision. Somehow, the baby became separated from the car seat and was found on the ground in a separate location.
"Something we'll be looking at is ... whether the child and the car seat were properly secured," Trooper Leary said. "This definitely should not have happened, and we are looking at ... why both of those came out of the car."
At first, the 3-year-old’s injury did not seem to be severe, but the hospital examination found that the child has serious head injuries. The baby was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.
There is no word on what caused the vehicle to drift off the roadway.
A 27-year-old woman was driving the SUV. Another passenger in the car was a 6-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl. They were also taken to the hospital. They were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Davis Law Group is thinking about the young boy today, in hope that he can recover from his injuries. Our prayers go out to the family.