Mom arrested after child falls from moving car


A Springfield woman is facing a child endangering charge after her child fell out of a moving vehicle.

Nicole Bowers, 32, was arrested Monday evening. Two witnesses told police that as the vehicle was turning from E. Main Street onto Burnett Road, a child fell out of the vehicle. The female driver, later identified as Bowers, got out of the vehicle, picked up the child and placed him back inside the vehicle, according to a Springfield police report.

The witnesses followed Bowers and called police.

Bowers told police she told her five-year-old son, who was not in a car seat, to come up to the front seat of the vehicle because he was fighting with his siblings. Once the child got up to the front seat, he opened the front passenger door and fell out of the vehicle as it was moving, according to the report.

Bowers told police she has an open case with Clark County Children Services. She was ordered into court.

The child had a minor abrasion to his left knee, and Bowers said she was going to take him to the hospital to be checked out.


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