Toddler Ejected from Vehicle after Crash with Cargo Truck near Spence Road
SALINAS, CA (August 15, 2018) – A little boy was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon, following a truck collision on Highway 101.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place at about 12:30 PM near Spence Road. A red Ford F-150 was attempting to turn onto the highway when it was struck by a northbound orange cargo truck.
The impact ejected a 2-year-old boy from the pickup truck and into the southbound lanes. He was airlifted to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose with major injuries. As per updates, the boy is in stable condition and is expected to recover. No other injuries were reported in the collision.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash, and authorities do not suspect impairment as a factor. It was also noted that the child was in a booster seat but was not properly secured. Additional details were not provided to the public at this time.
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