EXCLUSIVE: Little girl thrown from powerful BMW and killed in crash after ‘father’, 30, failed to put her in car seat or even restrain her with seatbelt pictured
- A nine-month-old baby has died after a horror accident in Goodyear, Arizona
- The 30-year-old driver of the BMW was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries
A little girl died when the BMW her father was driving crashed and was ejected from the car – after he failed to put her in a child seat or even secure her with a seatbelt.
The horrific accident that killed the toddler, known online as Nylah, occurred on the afternoon of September 17 in Goodyear, Arizona.
The 30-year-old driver was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and it remains unclear what condition he is in as police investigate the tragic incident.
The fundraising page mentions that Nylah’s father Larry is being healed in the hospital, suggesting he was behind the wheel of the car at the time.
A nine-month-old girl has died in a horrific accident after being thrown from an unsecured BMW when it crashed into a utility pole in Arizona. A beaming picture of young Nylah sitting among toys was posted on a Go Fund Me page started by the family
A nine-month-old girl was killed and her 30-year-old father is clinging to life after their BMW vehicle crashed into a utility pole in Goodyear, Arizona, on Sunday
The infant and the man were thrown from the powerful vehicle around midday. The vehicle was smashed (pictured)
Goodyear Fire and Arizona Fire and Medical Authority responded to the devastating single-vehicle crash around 12:20 p.m. and preliminary investigations confirmed the driver was not impaired, although speeding could not be ruled out.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said AZ family that no child seat was found in the vehicle and neither of them was wearing a seatbelt at the time.
The family wrote: “Hello everyone, it is with heavy hearts that we are asking for your help today to raise money to help Cinthya, our niece, with funeral expenses for her sweet angel Nylah and to help with medical costs while Larry heals in the hospital.”
“She is a stay-at-home mom who takes care of Nylah every day, while Larry was the sole source of income for her family.”
Neighbors living nearby experienced a brief power outage as a result of the car accident
“My condolences and prayers go out to their families and everyone affected.” “This is so sad,” said Emily Luetke (pictured), who lives nearby
Perryville Road, where the car accident occurred, was closed for several hours while emergency crews cleared the scene
“Please pray for the Lawal/Luna/Zamora family in these difficult moments. We thank you in advance, God bless you!’
They have so far raised $6,185 of their $20,000 goal.
The mangled remains of the vehicle were carried away from the scene as concerned neighbors grappled with the tragedy unfolding close to their homes.
“My condolences and prayers go out to their families and everyone affected.” “This is so sad,” Emily Luetke, who lives nearby, told the outlet.
“Just absolutely devastating, it’s so sad and it also sucks that it’s so close to home and it’s scary. “You always have to be very careful when driving.”
Perryville Road was closed for nearly six hours while crews worked to clear the scene. It has now reopened.
The tragedy occurred near a straight residential street and neighbors said it was difficult to understand why it happened
The Goodyear Police Department has been promoting proper car seat use and child safety tips on social media over the past week
The car accident occurred near a straight residential street, making it difficult for people to understand the incident, which occurred in broad daylight.
This comes at a time when the Goodyear Police Department is promoting Child Passenger Safety Week, including promoting proper car seat use and child safety tips.
Goodyear police emphasized the importance of keeping young children rear-facing for as long as possible and warned against leaving a child unattended in a parked car.
It remains unclear why the child was not sitting properly and was not wearing a seatbelt.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Goodyear police for comment and reached out to family members but did not immediately receive a response.