Baby Ejected from Van After Collision

Around 11:00 a.m. Friday, Yakima Police motor officers were called to the intersection of 6th Ave and Hathaway St. for a two-car collision. Officers arrived and found that a 4-month-old girl, who had been riding in a Ford Windstar van, had been ejected from the van . The child was transported to Memorial Hospital and then flown to Harborview with significant head injuries. The father of the child, and driver of the van, had fled the scene on foot, but was arrested by police a short time later.

No one else was injured in the collision.

The Yakima Police Department Traffic Division is investigating.