TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - A Hope, AR woman faces criminal charges after a child was thrown from her car in a wreck in Texarkana last week.
Texarkana, Texas, police say not one of the 3 children in the back of 30-year-old Yvette Eason's Jeep was properly restrained Wednesday when she pulled onto Stateline Avenue and into the path of a Honda Accord.
The rear of Eason's Jeep spun around when the vehicles collided, causing a 6-year-old girl to be thrown through the rear window, which was not secured.
The child was thrown onto the roadway and came to rest in the northbound traffic lane of Stateline Avenue.
She was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment. Her current condition has not been released, but she was expected to survive.
"The child while she was injured, I think she was very, very lucky. It could have been a lot worse," said Texarkana, Texas Police Department Spokesperson, Shawn Vaughn.
The investigating officers determined that the victim, along with two other girls ages 2 and 3, were sitting in the rear cargo area of the vehicle at the time of the crash.
In addition to not being properly restrained, police say, there were no child safety seats in the vehicle.
"Obviously putting them in the back of a vehicle like that where were no seats, no restraints, she put them in danger," continued Vaughn.
Officers arrested Eason without incident at a business in Texarkana on Friday evening, charging her with 3 counts of endangering a child. She is currently being held in the Bi-State Jail, where her bond has been set at $100,000 for each of the three charges ($300,000). Endangering a child is classified as a State Jail Felony.
"When ever we see somebody who is not wearing a seat belt or we see children not restrained we will make a stop, and we will write a citation," warned Vaughn.