Hamilton Police cruiserA 30-year-old man faces charges after a toddler fell out of a moving pickup truck.

Police were called to Queenston Road near Cochrane Road around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, after witnesses saw a small child tumble out of a truck as it entered the traffic circle.

The man stopped and immediately jumped out to pick up the boy and put him back in the truck. Witnesses attempted to stop him, but he insisted he wanted to take the boy to the hospital.

Police arrived on scene and also at the hospital, where the man was located. The two-year-old boy suffered minor injuries. Investigators determined the man had been driving with three children — ages 2, 7 and 10 — as well as a woman.

The two- and seven-year-olds were not secured in child seats or buckled in with seatbelts. Police say the child appears to have opened the door as the truck turned into the circle and fell out.

The man was charged with two counts of driving while a child passenger was not properly secured under the Highway Traffic Act.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator