This story is truly a miracle. When will all parents learn to make sure their children are properly buckled in when traveling by automobile?
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ST. PETERSBURG — A baby was ejected and hurled under a house last night in a two-car hit-run crash on the city's south side, police said.
The baby, J'Marion Wright, age 16 months, and his mom, Juanita Wright, 23, were taken to Bayfront Medical Center. Police said their injuries appeared to be not life-threatening.
The crash occured at 12th Avenue and 48th Street South. An SUV smashed into a car, spinning it out of control and ejecting the baby, police said. The baby came to rest about 15 feet under the house.
"The baby traveled across the front yard of the residence, crashing through the lattice at the base of the raised foundation," police said. The first officer on scene "climbed under the house and tended to the child until assisted by fire rescue personnel."
There was a child seat in the car but police did not know if they child had been strapped into it.
The driver of the SUV fled the scene on foot, police said.