Family in Shock After 3-Year-Old Dies in Car Accident

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    NBC 6's Ari Odzer has the story as a family tries to come to grips with the loss of a three-year-old.child. (Published Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014)

    Miami Police say a three-year-old who was thrown from a car Tuesday evening was not restrained when the accident happened.

    Police said Kierra Lee, 19, was driving a black Chevy Tahoe with her brother Kayden Hart, 3, along with her. According to the accident report, the Tahoe failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign which caused a crash with a silver Cadillac. Kayden was thrown from the car when the two cars hit.

    “The back part went in the air, and I ran out out,” said witness Cheryl Plez. “The boy was in the girl’s hands. She was screaming, saying, 'Please help her, please help her. Tell her what to do.' The little boy was bad. He had a lot of blood in his throat — eyes rolling, skull was busted.”

    Witness Adryan Peterson echoed Plez’s observations. “She was just like, 'She’s terrified. Call the police. Call the police. She don’t know what to do. Call her mom,'" he recalled.

    3 Year Old Dies in Traffic Accident

    [MI] 3 Year Old Dies in Traffic Accident
    NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the details and aftermath of a deadly accident that took the life of a three-year-old in Miami. (Published Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014)

    Emergency workers rushed the child to Jackson Memorial Hospital, but the toddler died from the injuries he suffered. Police said the driver of the Seville, Jeffrey Brinson, 43, was taken to JMH as well and at last report was in critical condition.

    Kayden Hart's father works at Jackson Memorial, which is how he found out about the deadly accident.

    Police said if the child had been properly restrained in a car seat, he would not have been thrown from the car and most likely would have survived the crash with his sister.

    Lee stayed on the scene and has been cooperating with police. Miami Police said charges are pending in the crash.

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