Mom cited after 2-year-old ejected from SUV on I-85

The Georgia State Patrol has issued traffic citations for the driver of a vehicle involved in a car crash on Interstate 85 on Friday that resulted in serious injuries for a 2-year-old, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The child was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with serious injuries following the single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85.

According to GSP, Kiara Talayan Brooks of Atlanta was a passenger in a 2000 Lincoln Navigator driven by her mother, Tamecka Shalandra Moore, 31, of Atlanta. Moore has been charged with driving too fast for conditions, child restraint violation, and a tire violation (worn tires.)

The SUV was traveling north when it veered out of control and struck the center median wall. Brooks, who was in a child safety seat, was ejected and came to rest in the left emergency lane of the southbound lanes, according to GSP spokesman Gordy Wright. The child seat remained in the vehicle.

The driver and five other passengers in the vehicle were not injured.

The wreck, which temporarily closed two lanes on both the southbound and northbound sides of the interstate, remains under investigation and charges are pending.

The girl was in stable condition Saturday, according to a spokeswoman for the hospital.

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