Trotwood police Capt. John Porter said investigators are determining whether to charge the 18-year-old female who was driving without a license when she accidently struck a stroller carrying the child. An 18-year-old male who tried to rescue the toddler from being hit was also injured. His condition was unknown Thursday evening.
Ladawn Porter said Jackson’s family reached out Thursday to that teen and his family. “We want to thank him,” she said.
Police at the scene said the baby was in a stroller in a yard at the Meadowlark Apartments, 4836 Biddison, when a car driven by the female backed over a curb and struck the stroller. Jackson suffered a broken lef in addition to severe head trauma.
Police told News Center 7 that the 18-year-old female driver does not have a driver’s license and was attempting to move the vehicle for another individual. She ended up backing into the yard and then back onto the pavement where she struck another vehicle.
She was also transported to a local hospital after she was located behind a nearby church suffering from an apparent panic attack, police said. They said she was cooperating fully with their investigation.
Jackson’s family said the apartment complex has started taking donations to help the family with their expenses.