2-year-old girl dies after getting her head stuck in car's power window while trying to climb out as father slept in front seat
The girl and her father were reportedly sitting in the vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of their home
A two-year-old girl from Detroit reportedly died in a tragic accident after her head was caught in the window of a car as it was closing. Reports state that her father was present in the car with her at the moment but was sleeping in the front seat.
The girl and her father were reportedly sitting in the vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of their home on Winthrop near Grand River Avenue on Monday afternoon. It is believed that the child, identified as Kierre Allen, was trying to climb out of the 2005 Mazda 3 when the car's power window was activated. While she was trying to get out through the open window, her head became trapped as the windows began closing.
The father quickly realized what had happened and cried for help not comprehending what he could do. The child's relatives were alerted to the scene when they heard the father crying out: "My baby, my baby."
Reports state that Allen's uncle rushed out of the house towards the car and took the child to Sinai Grace Hospital for treatment. However, the little girl was pronounced dead on arrival by medical experts.
Detroit Police has reportedly launched an investigation into the tragic incident and Allen's father has been taken into custody on unrelated warrants. The father has not been identified in the case.
Shortly after the incident, Michigan State Police's Michael Slaw issued some advice about child safety in cars on television.
Slaw, while talking to WXYZ, said: "You've got to kind of take a look in that rearview mirror once in a while just to see what's going on, especially if it gets pretty quiet. Have the car seat over in the middle if you can, if there's only one of them. That kind of takes them out of reach of both the door handles and the windows."