Woman charged after her daughter fell in a moving car and fractured her skull

Rate this post

A northwest Indiana woman faces multiple charges after her 11-year-old daughter suffered multiple injuries when she fell from the roof of her moving car, according to court documents.

Records show the 36-year-old Portage woman was booked into the Porter County Jail on Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of neglect of a dependent, two misdemeanor counts of criminal recklessness and one misdemeanor count of false reporting stemming of the August 3 incident . Times of Northwest Indiana reported Wednesday.

A witness told police that "the girl said 'Hi' and then 'I'm going to fall,'" before falling onto a street and becoming unconscious, records state.

The boy suffered a fractured skull, a concussion and multiple abrasions to his shoulder, foot, elbow and side, police said.

The witness told police he saw the woman get out of the car, grab her daughter by the arm, place her in the vehicle and drive away.

The woman told police she allows her daughter and 9-year-old son to get in the back of her car and ride skateboards. She said she was driving between 6 and 8 kilometers per hour (4 to 5 mph) when she realized the girl had fallen off her scooter, police said. She said she believed the girl had hit her head, so she picked her up and took her home.

But the witness told police that the girl was on the roof of the car and that he had also seen her driving with her children on top of it earlier.

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.