Toddler Wanders Out Of Daycare Center
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 2-year-old boy was found walking down a Tennessee street after he wandered
out of a daycare center in what police are calling a potentially dangerous
daycare accident. Algood Police say the accident happened on Wednesday around 9:30 a.m.
when a witnesses called the station to report a 2-year-old boy walking
down a road near train tracks. The witnesses say they were driving when
they spotted the scared toddler running and crying along Main Street.
Several others passing intervened and took the toddler back to the daycare
which was nearby.
When the child was brought back to a Kid Kuntry daycare, staff members
did not know he was missing. The Algood Police Chief arrived at the daycare
and questioned its employees. The police determined that the toddler wandered
off while on the playground and away from a distracted employee. When
the officer did an inspection of the playground, he found a door unlocked.
Police say they notify the Department of Children’s Services. A
DCS spokesperson said the facility was already under inspection and a
special investigations unit is looking into the incident. The incident
has alarmed residents, and they hope changes will be made to provide better
care for the children. Witnesses say a train came through shortly after
the child was rescued and the incident could have been deadly. The toddler
and his parents have not been identified. A statement has not been released
from the daycare.
Hundreds of dangerous daycare accidents happen every year and result in
the injuries of innocent children. If you believe your child’s injury
was caused by a daycare facilities negligence or carelessness, please
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC and speak to an expert personal injury attorney.