SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A baby is recovering after being thrown out the back of an SUV, still strapped into her car seat, following an accident in southwest Missouri.
The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/AmBJ7z ) the collision happened Wednesday afternoon in the city.
The 1-year-old girl was in a 1986 sport utility vehicle driven by her grandmother, Cindy Wells. The grandmother says she was making a left turn a car struck her SUV.
Wells says the baby was in a forward-facing car seat but flew out the back of the vehicle, landing on the street. She says her granddaughter appeared unhurt, but was taken to a hospital to be checked.
Wells isn't sure how the car seat came loose, but says she thinks the pressure on the seatbelt from the collision caused the lock to disengage.