Mom, child fall from moving SUV in Council Bluffs


November 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs police say a mother and her 1-year-old child were taken to a hospital after they fell from a moving vehicle. 18-year-old Joanna Puentes and her baby were taken to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday night. Police say the SUV, driven by Alex Perez, of Omaha, was traveling on a city street when Puentes and the child fell out of the passenger side door. Perez allegedly told police that Puentes was attempting to put the child in a safety seat when her foot opened the door and they both fell from the vehicle. Perez was cited for several violations, including failure to secure a child.