TINTON FALLS — A 1-year-old child who was not properly buckled in was seriously injured when a SUV crashed on the Garden State Parkway Sunday night, causing the child to be ejected from the vehicle.

Trooper Alejandro Goez of the New Jersey State Police said the crash occurred around 9 p.m. near milepost 107.9 in Tinton Falls.

Goez said the vehicle, driven by 42-year-old Guirlene Pintro from Ocean Township, went off the roadway and into the embankment, causing the child to be ejected from the car. Goez said at the time of the crash the child was in a booster seat without a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The child was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with what Goez described as "serious injuries." Pintro and two other passengers suffered "minor non-life threatening injuries," he said. They were also taken to Jersey Shore for treatment of their injuries.

Goez said the crash was still under investigation and there was no word on whether Pintro would be charged or cited as a result of the crash.

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