A two-and-a-half-year-old child was transported by air ambulance around noon today after suffering head injuries as a result of falling from a moving vehicle.
Turlock police received report of the incident at approximately 12:48 p.m. when a witness saw the young child fall out of the moving vehicle on Christoffersen Parkway near Crowell Road, said Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
The witness reported that the vehicle then stopped and an occupant got out and placed the child back in the vehicle before it drove off, said Lewis.
Officers located the vehicle in the 3900 block of Geer Road, where they found the two-and-a-half-year-old girl with head injuries, said Lewis.
An ambulance was immediately called to the scene, but medical services determined an air ambulance would be necessary due to the extent of the injuries.
The child was airlifted from Dale Pinkney Park, located on Cherry Blossom Lane, to a hospital.
Early reports indicate the child opened the car door and fell out, said Lewis. It is unknown if the child was restrained in a car seat at the time of the incident.
No arrests have been made and the incident remains under investigation.