Police investigate 3 car crash

Gibson accident
A toddler was thrown from a car around 7:30 p.m. Monday during a three-car accident at Indianola Avenue and Gibson Street on Youngstown's South Side.

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Youngstown police are investigating a crash where a 3-year-old boy was ejected from the car after his mother ran a red light and t-boned another car, sending her into a third car in the oncoming lane.

The crash on Monday at the intersection of Gibson Street and Indianola Avenue caused a 3-year-old boy to be flown via emergency helicopter to Akron Children’s Hospital.

Reports say the boy’s mother Shavona Davis, 25, was driving with her two sons in the car.

The 3-year-old boy was sitting in an unhooked car seat and was not buckled into the seat. He was ejected from the rear driver’s side seat through the front passenger window. He suffered facial injuries, reports say.

Her 6-year-old son was sitting in the front seat, which police said is a possible violation because the boy should have been in a booster seat. He, along with Davis, were taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, reports say.

No formal charges have been filed because police are still investigating.

“Because had this seat been attached and the little boy attached to the car seat, the weight of the car seat may have held him inside the car,” said Youngstown police accident investigator Sgt. Patty Garcar. “I see no evidence that he was attached to either of that. And that’s why he, the little person, he went out the window.”

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