NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a child in a car seat tumbled out of a moving car on a Massachusetts roadway, but did not suffer any serious injuries.

Police say the 2-year-old had managed to open the door and fell out of the vehicle as it was turning Monday on a street in Northampton.

northamptoncarseat Child Unhurt After Car Seat Falls Out Of Moving Car

A car seat remains on the ground after it fell out of a car with a child strapped into it (Photo Courtesy: Western Mass News)

Investigators say the car seat was not properly secured.

The driver was cited for an improper restraint violation. Criminal charges are being considered.

Many police and fire departments have certified child passenger safety technicians on staff. They can help you install a car seat or double-check how you installed it free of charge. For a location near you, visit the website.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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