Child ejected from car after crash in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A child was thrown from a vehicle after a driver ran a red light and hit the car.

The two-vehicle crash happened just before noon Saturday on Woodmen Road, east of Interstate 25. The severity of the child's injuries is unknown.

Police said the car the little girl was riding in was on eastbound Woodmen approaching the I-25 on-ramp. The at-fault driver was heading westbound on Woodmen and sped through the light as the other car began making a left turn onto the interstate.

"Witnesses said that as the car was stopped at the light; the kids were dancing in the back seat, so they weren’t secured in there. When the crash happened, the car spun enough that it just threw the kid out the window," said Sgt. Eric Frederic with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The mother told 11 News that her daughter had been restrained, but unbuckled herself during the drive.

Four people were transported to a local hospital, including the child.

Police say the driver who ran the red light will be charged.