A 14-year-old girl is still recovering at a Fort Worth hospital after she jumped out of a moving vehicle Tuesday afternoon, Denton officials said.
Emergency personnel said the girl will be okay after she heals. The teen suffered a facial fracture and swelling of the forehead.
Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton police, said the incident happened at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday off Loop 288 and Elm Street after she had gotten into an argument with her father while they were driving down the road. Her father, police said, was not driving.
According to reports, the teenager said she was “going to jump out of the car” during the argument. Police said the driver, who police aren't identifying, slowed the vehicle down, but was unable to come to a complete stop.
Grelle said at the time of the jump, the car was still going an estimated 30 miles per hour.
At the time of the incident, Denton Fire Department arrived on the scene before the teen was transported by CareFlite to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
Grelle said they are not labeling the incident a motor vehicle accident and, since the victim jumped out of the vehicle of her own will, do not believe any charges will be filed.
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