2-YEAR-OLD INJURED AFTER TAKING RIDE ON ATLANTA AIRPORT CONVEYOR BELT
ATLANTA – A 2-year-old child climbed onto a baggage conveyor belt at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on Monday and was carried down to the airport’s TSA (Transportation Security Administration) bag room. The boy was rescued, but got injured during his wild ride.
The mother of 2-year-old Lorenzo panicked when she saw him dissapear behind the black flaps of the luggage conveyor belt. She wanted to go after her son, but was stopped by airport employees. Eventually the toddler could be rescued by baggage handlers from a longer wild ride on the conveyor belt.
Unfortunately the mother discovered afterwards that her son had broken his right hand during his adventure, exploring the airport.
“Lorenzo’s journey on the belt was full of twists and turns, and it ended 5 minutes later in the TSA bag room, his mother – Edith Vega – said to Atlanta’s WSB-TV.
“His right hand was fractured in the incident”, Vega said. It is unclear how he sustained the injury.
Atlanta Fire and Rescue then took Lorenzo and his mother to a local hospital following the incident.
“I’m thankful he’s alive,” Vega said. “I’m just grateful he’s here. I just hope he gets better.”
(Image: from ABC News video)