Maurepas toddler caught in vehicle window listed as critical

A 2-year-old Maurepas child was listed in critical condition in a hospital Wednesday after his head got caught in a vehicle window, causing him to lose consciousness.

The child reportedly managed to remove his safety restraint while in the vehicle, which was not moving, and, using the automatic window buttons, raised the window onto his head.

Sgt. Gene Higginbotham, of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release that the child was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.

No arrests have been made, and no further details were available as the investigation is ongoing.

More information will be made available when possible, Higginbotham said.