Baby injured when swing tips over
4-month-old boy airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – A 4-month-old boy was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after the swing he was in tipped over.
The incident happened inside the first floor apartment at 655 NE 133rd Street around 2:30 p.m.
A family member said the swing tipped over inside the apartment.
Cops got a 911 call from the 30-something year old mom around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, and so did her sister-in-law, Eve Marie, who rushed right over.
"She just told me she needs to go to the emergency room," said Eve Marie, the boy's aunt.
Stephanie Johnson, aunt of the boy, Malichi, rushed to Ryder Trauma Center with other relatives Wednesday night to check on her nephew and her sister.
"She's a great mom," said Johnson. "It's nothing more than an accident. She's a great mom."
Police said Malichi was in grave condition when fire rescue arrived.
North Miami police continue searching for clues into how the baby boy supposedly fell inside their first floor apartment.
"The investigators will investigate and determine what if anything involving the mother," said Maj. Neal Cuevas of North Miami PD.
After the family hurried to the hospital, investigators removed brown bags of evidence from the apartment, and interviewed neighbors about the incident and about the family.
The mother has two other daughters, five and eight, who were in school at the time of the accident.
"I just saw them. They are fine," said neighbor Marie Matthews of the two daughters. "That lady is a very nice lady. She takes care of her business. She takes care of her kids very well."
"Everything will be okay. It's in god's hands," said Johnson.
"It could be an accident," said Matthews. "Because we are all parents and you know how things can workout when you have children. I would say its an accident. I feel sorry for her. My heart pours for her. I'm praying to God that God will grant her that her child will be alive."
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