A Knox County woman has been cited after an accident Sunday where her baby boy was thrown from the van.
Mandie Stanley, 31, was cited for driving on a suspended license and failure to use a child restraint.
The accident happened in the 500 block of West Bull Run Valley, just down the road from where Stanley lived.
According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Stanley was driving while attempting to feed the four-month old baby, who was in his carseat but not strapped in, in the backseat. She apparently dropped the bottle and was trying to find it when she ran off the road and into a tree.
The baby was thrown from the van on impact, either through a window or the door, which opened during the crash, and landed a short distance away.
KCSO says the baby's 7-year-old brother was able to carry the child to safety. The baby and mother were transported by ambulance to U.T. Medical Center. Stanley has been released from UT Medical Center. They were unable to release any information about the infant.
Stanley and the 7-year-old both had their seat belts on.
An infant is recovering in the hospital after being ejected from a minivan in a North Knox County crash Sunday afternoon.
It happened before 4 p.m. on West Bullrun Valley Road and Heiskell Road.
Deputies on the scene told 10News a mother was driving a minivan with her child and infant inside.
The mother was attempting to feed the infant, who was in a car seat but not strapped in, when she ran off the road and struck a tree.
The infant was ejected and flown by Lifestar to UT Medical Center.
The other child also went to the hospital as a precaution. The mother was OK.
There's no word on any possible charges in the case.