Mum expected to be charged after pushing pram into traffic

A 21-year-old woman is expected to be charged with endangering the life of a child by exposure after allegedly pushing her one-year-old boy and his pram into traffic in Rockhampton this morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant of the Child Protection Unit Paul Elliott spoke to media today in regards to the incident.

He said police were called to Painswick St at 9.30am.

"It is alleged that police were called there to respond to a disturbance between two people," he said.

"During that disturbance, a young child was pushed out onto the road in Painswick St and almost got hit by a car.

"From what we are led to believe and what witnesses have given us, the car was just seconds off colliding with the pram."

The car reportedly had to take evasive action to get around the pram that the child was in.

Police are appealing for the driver of the vehicle to come forward to provide further witness information.

Det Snr Sft Elliott said investigations were still continuing, but the child had been taken to Rockhampton Hospital to be assessed by medical staff.

He said the child did not suffer any injuries as a result of the incident.

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