'Baby Hit By Car' was the startling News 12 headline this morning, but luckily, according to Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Gregory Camp, this story is not as it seems.
“It was not as dramatic as it was made out to be,” Camp said, relaying the details on how a baby was struck by a car in a village crosswalk last night but remained in its stroller and was only taken to the hospital for “precautionary reasons.”
Meanwhile, Camp has been fielding a battery of calls from every media outlet in the area. "It must be a slow news day," he said.
Just after 8 p.m. on Monday, a car traveling south on Valley Street made a left onto College Street and struck a baby stroller. Camp reports that a 26-year-old mother was pushing her five-month-old baby in the stroller in the crosswalk when the stroller was struck. “The infant did not appear to have been injured,” Camp said. Nonetheless, the infant was taken by Sleepy Hollow Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Westchester Medical Center.
The operator of the vehicle was a 63-year-old resident of the village. Camp said it was unlikely the driver would be charged for anything as the incident was deemed an accident.
“The baby was just crying because it's a baby,” Camp said. “It's just a traumatic event for a mother and a child, and even for the driver of the vehicle.”