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Toddler survives ejection from car in Roseville crash

An 18-month-old child is expected to survive after being ejected from a vehicle during a crash in Roseville, police said.

A 2004 blue Suzuki XL7 SUV struck a 2005 silver Toyota Camry with a toddler as one of the passengers Saturday morning on Baseline Road at Brady Lane, Roseville police Sgt. Dave Sloane said.

The child was ejected from the back seat of the car and later taken to UC Davis Medical Center, Sloane said. The driver of the Suzuki and the child’s parents in the Camry had minor to moderate injuries.

“We didn’t know if (the child) was going to make it or not,” Sloane said. “But now the hospital believes (the child) is stable.”

Sloane said there was a car seat in the back of the Camry and police were investigating whether the child was properly restrained or out of the car seat. Police are not sure if the child went through the rear side window or back window, which were both “blown out.”

Police do not suspect any alcohol or drugs are involved.

“The child was lucky to survive,” Sloane said. “Parents should take extra precautions to make sure that their kids are not only in a car seat, but properly restrained in those car seats.”

Ashiah Scharaga: 916-321-1673, @AshiahD

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