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Car Accident Claims Life of Maryland Toddler

A recent car accident has claimed the life of a toddler after the child was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The crash occurred shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when the mother's vehicle went over a curb and crashed in a wooded area on the side of the road. The accident occured at the intersection of Brightseat Road and Arena Drive in Landover.

Authorities on the scene reported that the toddler was in cardiac arrest after being ejected from the van. The child was sitting in a car seat in the back seat at time of the crash. Following the crash, the mother of the toddler was able to pull herself out of the wreckage of twisted metal despite the severely damaged two-door Chrysler van. The vehicle was nearly split into two pieces, according to police.

Police estimate that a combination of speed and wet conditions caused the crash. They believe that these conditions caused the van to spin out of control before ultimately crashing into the woods. Prince George's County Police plan to continue investigating the cause of the crash but say that it will not be easy due to the vehicle's current state.  

The mother only suffered minor scratches and bruises as a result of the accident. Both were rushed to a local hospital where the child was pronounced dead. The mother is currently in stable condition but authorities want to ensure that she is fully evaluated, both mentally and physically, before being released.  

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