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Toddler seriously injured after opening the door of a moving car in Clinton

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CLINTON, CT – A 2-year-old was seriously injured after he opened a car door and exited the vehicle, according to state police.

The crash happened on Sunnybrook Lane in Clinton on Tuesday at 3:14 p.m

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Police said a 2024 Toyota Highlander was traveling north on the road and was making a turn when the child opened the rear passenger door and “became separated from the vehicle.”

The SUV came to a stop heading northwest. The child came to a stop in the road near the right rear tire of the SUV, police said.

The toddler was taken to Yale Children’s Hospital for treatment of suspected serious injuries. The driver was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for possible injuries.

According to police, the child was not properly secured in the car.

The state police are investigating the cause of the accident.