A woman from Indiana is facing charges after her 11-year-old daughter fell from the roof of her moving car and sustained multiple injuries. The 36-year-old woman has been charged with neglect of a dependent, criminal recklessness, and false informing. A witness reported seeing the girl on the roof of the car before she fell and became unconscious. The child suffered a skull fracture, concussion, and abrasions. The woman claimed that her daughter fell off her skateboard, but the witness stated that he had seen the children riding on the roof of the car before.
A 36-year-old woman from Portage, Indiana is facing serious charges after her 11-year-old daughter fell from the roof of her moving car. The incident, which occurred on August 3rd, resulted in the child suffering multiple injuries, including a skull fracture and a concussion.
According to court records, the woman has been charged with two felony counts of neglect of a dependent, two misdemeanor counts of criminal recklessness, and misdemeanor false informing. She was booked into the Porter County Jail on Tuesday.
A witness at the scene reported that the little girl had said “Hi” and then announced that she was going to fall before tumbling from the roof of the car. The witness also claimed to have seen the woman get out of the car, grab her daughter by the arm, place her back in the vehicle, and drive away.
The woman, however, told police a different story. She claimed that she allows her children, including her 9-year-old son, to hang onto the back of her car and ride skateboards. She stated that she was driving at a speed of 4 to 5 mph (approximately 6 to 8 kph) when she noticed her daughter had fallen off her skateboard. Believing that the girl had hit her head, she picked her up and drove her home.
The witness, however, contradicted the woman’s account, asserting that he had seen the girl on the roof of the car before and had witnessed the woman driving with her children on top of the car on previous occasions.
The incident has raised serious concerns about the woman’s parenting abilities and the safety of her children. It serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible and attentive parenting, as well as the need to prioritize the safety and well-being of children at all times.
The woman now awaits further legal proceedings, and if found guilty, she could face severe consequences for her actions. The case has garnered significant attention, highlighting the necessity for parents to prioritize their children’s safety and well-being above all else..