A young child was ejected from a car during a collision Thursday night on Highway 20 near Ste-Hyacinthe.
The crash occurred at 10:15 p.m. as one car rear-ended the vehicle carrying the infant. The rear window was smashed, and the child, who was sitting on a passenger’s lap, flew from the car, landing on the highway.
A motorist following behind spotted the child and brought him to his parents.
The child was taken to hospital, where he was found to be suffering only minor injuries. No one else was hurt in the collision.
The parents were fined for failing to secure their child properly.
According to news reports, the car that was hit had a mattress attached to the roof, but Sûreté du Québec officers could not confirm that detail.