An eight-month-old baby died after falling from a moving car and being hit by another driver who failed to stop after the fatal impact, according to police.
Infant hit and killed after falling out of a moving car in Irving
Little Kassidy Smith was hit in Irving, Texas around 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of North MacArthur Boulevard and Ranchview Drive.
Kassidy’s mother, who was not identified, was making a left turn onto Ranchview when somehow the right rear passenger door opened and Kassidy fell into the roadway.
Irving police spokesman Robert Reeves said investigators believe the little girl was hit by a black sedan that failed to stop after the collision.
The driver may not even have known the child had been hit, Reeves said.
While the matter remains under investigation, Reeves said it appears Kassidy was not secured in a child seat in the moments before her death.
Kassidy’s three siblings, ages six, three and two, were also in the car at the time. Two were in child safety seats, but none of them were secured.
Child experts are speaking with the victim’s siblings in an effort to understand what happened.
During a news conference Monday, Reeves touted the idea that the right rear door could only have been partially closed to begin with.
He also said investigators do not suspect the driver of the black sedan of any crime at this stage.