Gastonia Law enforcement: 1-year-old injured right after being hit by automobile

Police explained his father, Jimmy McGary, hit him when backing up his auto. The boy’s mother insists it was an accident.

GASTONIA, N.C. — A 1-12 months-aged boy is recovering from skull and confront fractures soon after Gastonia Police mentioned his father hit him though backing up his car.

The incident took place Monday afternoon off North Liberty Street.

Officers arrested Jimmy McGary for felony critical personal injury by motor auto, DWI and driving without having a license.

His son, Andrew, remains at Levine Kid’s Healthcare facility in Charlotte, the place he’s predicted to make a complete recovery.

Feleisha Russell life across the road from the McGary family members, and she explained her son is most effective mates with Andrew.

“Andrew, he is generally pleased,” Russell reported. “He’s generally smiling, waving at us.”

Both Russell and Andrew’s mom are insisting it was an accident.

They claimed McGary was backing up his car or truck when Andrew ran from his mom’s aspect towards the car or truck.

“I assume that folks seriously will need to imagine about his well-currently being and how the spouse and children is hurting correct now,” Russell claimed. “Pray for the spouse and children. Pray for the boy. We all are praying.”

According to court documents, McGary told officers he smoked cannabis an hour ahead of acquiring driving the wheel of his vehicle.

Officers claimed he had bloodshot eyes and appeared drowsy.

McGary stays in jail less than a $100,000 secured bond, and he’s predicted back in court docket Wednesday afternoon. 

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