CAMDENTON, Mo. (KMIZ)
Police took 30-year-old Seleste Renee Haynes of Camdenton into custody on Saturday after they allegedly struck a 12-year-old child with a vehicle.
According to a press release from the Camdenton Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Caulfield Avenue around 2:30 p.m. to reports of a child with a serious leg injury.
When they arrived officers found the 12-year-old laying a driveway of a residence between a 2004 Toyota SUV and a 2005 Chrysler passenger car.
Officers rendered first aid to the child until the Mid-County Fire Department and Mercy Ambulance arrived. The ambulance transported the child to Lake Regional Hospital.
Officers identified a witness who state the Toyota SUV was traveling east on Caulfield Avenue that was being driven by Haynes.
The witness told police Haynes had an 11-year-old child on her lap as they pulled into the driveway. The witness said the Toyota accelerated, hitting the 12-year-old child who was standing behind the parked Chrysler, briefly pinning him between the two vehicles.
Haynes was taken into custody at the scene and is currently being held in the Camden County Detention Facility on a $25,000 bond. Haynes is facing charges of second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree.
Police say the child is in stable condition and had later been transported by helicopter to a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri for further treatment.