2-year-old ejected after seatbelt severed in crash - WKRN News 2

2-year-old ejected after seatbelt severed in crash

Posted: Updated: Feb 25, 2014 02:08 PM CST
Josh Carney and his 2-year-old son, Mason. (Courtesy: Facebook) Josh Carney and his 2-year-old son, Mason. (Courtesy: Facebook)
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CHRISTIANA, Tenn. -

A two-year-old boy remains hospitalized after he was ejected during a crash Monday night in Rutherford County.

The boy was traveling with his father around 7 p.m. on Highway 231 near Christiana Middle School when their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Miller said the boy, Mason Carney, was properly restrained and his car seat did not fail.  The seatbelt also did not fail but was severed during the crash. The boy was ejected in his car seat.

The boy's father, 35-year-old Josh Carney, of Shelbyville, was also injured, as was the driver of the truck that hit the Carneys, Rodello Cenizal.

They have since been treated at local hospitals and released.

Mason Carney was last listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Authorities said Cenizal, 47, was speeding at the time of the crash and charges are pending.

A third vehicle, a tractor trailer, was also involved in the crash. The truck's driver was not injured.

An online fund has been set up for Mason's medical expenses. Click here to donate to the cause.

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